Kent

Patrick Lamb's family told of River Medway body find

Patrick Lamb when he was last seen on the night of 12 December Image copyright Press handout from friends
Image caption Mr Lamb was photographed on the night of 12 December

A missing man's family has been told by police that a body has been found.

Patrick Lamb, 28, disappeared during the early hours of 13 December after a night out in Maidstone, Kent.

A man's body was found in the River Medway at Cuxton Marina, near Rochester, on Saturday afternoon.

A police spokesman said: "Formal identification is yet to take place but the family and girlfriend of missing Mr Lamb have been informed and will be kept fully updated."

Kent Police were called to the scene of the body's discovery just after 15:30 GMT.

The family and friends of Mr Lamb, of Greenhithe, had earlier recreated his last known movements on video.

It showed the route taken he took up until 00:20 GMT on 13 December, after he disappeared from Bar Chocolate sometime after 23:00.

'Unsteady on feet'

CCTV images captured a number of sightings of the broadcast engineer.

Mr Lamb was last seen on Fairmeadow. He had booked into a hotel in St Michael's Road but did not return.

A post on a Facebook campaign set up to help find him had said it was hoped the video would jog peoples' memories.

The Facebook post said: "We are pleading for everyone to think back to that night and try and recall a man walking on his own, unsteady on his feet and try to think of what direction/location they saw him in.

"Also to check mobile phones and cameras from that night to see if Patrick is in the background."

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Image caption A poster was published showing Patrick Lamb's clothing and possessions on the night he disappeared

Earlier this week, Mr Lamb's father, Tony Lamb, said he sometimes "wandered" after having a few drinks.

He said despite thinking that he could be dead, the family remained hopeful that he was still alive.

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