The husband of a woman who went missing from Deal 20 years ago has been charged with her murder.
Detective Superintendent Paul Fotheringham, Head of Major Crime at Kent Police, said: ‘With authorisation from the Crown Prosecution Service, Andrew Griggs, 56 years old, of Ringwood Road, St Leonards, Dorset, is charged with the murder of Debbie Griggs.
‘Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate executed a warrant on the morning of Tuesday 12 March 2019 to bring Mr Griggs before Medway Magistrates’ Court where he is appearing the same day.
‘Debbie Griggs was 34 years old when she went missing from her home in Walmer, Deal, late on the evening of Wednesday 5 May 1999.
‘Despite extensive searches and appeals for information detectives were unable to locate Debbie, who was a devoted mother of three young children and