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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."

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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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