Man arrested on suspicion of murder amid search for missing woman

A person has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the disappearance of a 54-year-old woman in Kent, police stated.

Claire Knights, from Upstreet close to Canterbury, was final seen within the village on August 23.

It’s believed she was strolling her white and brown spaniel referred to as Zebulon from there to the world of Minnis Bay in Birchington, the place she was reportedly seen that afternoon.

Ms Knights’ silver Suzuki automobile has since been discovered parked in Shuart Lane, St Nicholas At Wade, between the 2 places. It’s also thought she was carrying a crimson or pink rucksack.

Ms Knights’ canine was recovered by Minnis Bay by officers on August 23, however Kent Police’s detective chief inspector Kath Method stated it was “totally out of character” for Ms Knights to not contact her household.

On August 24, a person from Margate aged in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mr Method stated: “We’re protecting an open thoughts as to what might have occurred and nonetheless hope to search out Claire protected and effectively, nevertheless we at the moment are additionally treating this case as a possible murder.”

Anybody who is believed to have seen Ms Knights – who’s described as 5 toes and 6 inches tall, with straight brown and greying hair – is urged to contact Kent Police calling 999 quoting reference quantity 23-1922.

Residents and drivers with non-public CCTV and dashcams are additionally being checked for potential footage – which might be uploaded at

Anybody with additional data to assist the investigation ought to contact 01843 222289, quoting the identical reference quantity.

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