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Police searching for missing man find body

Karol Michalak had not been seen for two weeks Credit: Kent Police

Police searching for a missing 20-year-old man in Kent have found a body.

At around 3.45pm yesterday a body of a man was found on land off Stuart Street, Gravesend.

At this stage it is being treated as non-suspicious and it is believed to be the body of missing Gravesend man Karol Michalak.

Police step up search for missing man

Karol Michalak Credit: Kent Police

More than thirty officers from Kent Police will today search for missing 20-year- old Karol Michalak.

They will concentrate their efforts in Gravesend town centre, where he was last seen on January 20th.

It comes amid increasing concern for his welfare.

Karol Michalak on CCTV cameras Credit: Kent Police

If you have seen Karol please call Kent Police on 101 quoting CAD 22-1156.


Growing concern for missing 20-year-old

Karol Michalak has been missing since January 20 Credit: Kent Police

There is growing concern for a 20-year-old man who was last seen on January 20. Kent Police Officers have now released a CCTV image of Karol Michalak on the day he was last seen, in St George's Centre in Gravesend. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, grey trainers and a thigh-length black coat.

Karol is 5' 8" inches tall, slim build, with light brown hair. He has a tattoo on his right upper arm depicting two faces - one happy and one sad. He speaks Polish and very good English. His disappearance is out of character. If you have seen Karol please call Kent Police on 101 quoting CAD 22-1156.

Karol Michalak was last seen in St George's Centre in Gravesend Credit: Kent Police

Cyclist involved in car crash died at the scene

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died in a car crash.

A silver Citroen Picasso and a push bike were involved in the collision yesterday evening at around 9:10pm on Gravesend Road, Shorne.

The cyclist was a 43-year-old male, who was declared dead at the scene.

The road was closed for officers to carry out their investigation but was reopened at half past midnight.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has nay information should call the SICU on 01622 798538.


Cab drivers in fear following attacks

Taxi drivers say they're living in fear of their lives after a series of violent robberies in Kent. In the latest, a 63-year old cabbie suffered a broken leg and ribs - as he tried to escape his attackers.

The incidents - centred on Gravesend - have triggered memories of the murder of a taxi driver who was run over with his own cab by a drunken passenger.

Now drivers say rapid-response technology is urgently needed. We speak to assault victims Terry Irons and Ali Rassouli, taxi driver Barry Bushell and Acting Inspector Diane Middlemiss from Kent Police.

PCSO hurt after being hit by car

The incident happened in Clarence Row, Gravesend Credit: ITV Meridian

A Police Community Support Officer suffered a fractured elbow after being hit by a car in Kent. The incident took place at 8.20pm on Friday at a car park in Clarence Row, Gravesend. The officer began speaking to the driver of a silver Ford Fiesta with the interior light switching on and off.

Without warning, the driver reversed the car at speed, causing the wing mirror to collide with the PCSO. The car left the scene and the PCSO was taken to hospital for treatment. The driver was later arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis, grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving.

The 24 year old man from Gravesend has now been bailed until 20 January, 2014. Kent Police would like anyone who saw the incident or who has any information about it to call 01474 366088.

CCTV images released following petrol station robbery

Suspect 1 Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police has released CCTV images of men they are looking to speak to after it was reported a a Gravesend petrol station was robbed and a man assaulted before his car was stolen.

On the 4th of November, two men entered the BP garage shop at the Clocktower services off Milton Road.

The first man is described as black, around 5ft 7ins in height, with a stocky build and aged in his 40s. The second offender is described as white, around 6ft, also in his 40s and with dirty blond hair.

Suspect 2 Credit: Kent Police

The first offender assaulted a cashier and stole a quantity of cash from the till before fleeing the shop and across the forecourt onto Peacock Street.

As the robbers reached Peacock Street, they came across a man parking his car, a dark blue Rover. They assaulted the man, punching and kicking him, and stole the vehicle.

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