Ohio captive Michelle Knight thanks public for gifts

Ohio kidnapping victim Michelle Knight, who is still in hospital, has thanked the public for the "outpouring of flowers and gifts" she has received.

MetroHealth Medical Centre in Cleveland, Ohio, said Ms Knight is in good spirits and thankful for the Cleveland Courage Fund, which was created to help the women who were held captive for around a decade.

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Michelle Knight is in good spirits and is extremely grateful for the outpouring of flowers and gifts.

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She is especially thankful for the Cleveland Courage Fund. She asks that everyone please continue to respect her privacy at this time.

A statement issued on her behalf urged people to "continue to respect her privacy at this time".

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