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Body found in search for missing triathlete

Paul Gallihawk was participating in the Ocean Lake Triathlon when he disappeared. Credit: Facebook

Police searching for a man who went missing while competing in the swimming leg of a triathlon have found a body.

Paul Gallihawk, 34, was participating in the Ocean Lake Triathlon at Leybourne Lakes in Kent, when he disappeared.

A huge search operation was launched involving police divers, the fire service and the National Police Air Service.

A Kent Police spokesman said on Monday: "Officers conducting a search for a 34-year-old man who was taking part in a triathlon at Leybourne Lakes on Saturday, 29 August, have this morning discovered a body.

"Formal identification is yet to take place but the next of kin of the missing triathlete have been notified of the discovery."


Eight arrested on suspicion of smuggling guns into UK

Seven men and a woman are being questioned by police. Credit: PA

Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling guns into the UK.

Seven men and a woman, aged between 24 and 58, are being questioned by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as part of an investigation into the suspected importation of firearms.

A number of potentially workable firearms and ammunition had been seized near the marina and sent for forensic tests, the NCA said.

The spokesman added: "The investigation, which relates to the criminal use of firearms, continues."

Rochester man arrested for terror offences

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Rochester, Kent, on suspicion of supporting a 'proscribed' organisation, the South East Counter-Terrorism Unit said.

He is being questioned at a police station in the Kent area following what officers said was a "pre-planned" operation not linked to any immediate threat in the UK.


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