Body found in Gurnard

By Ross Findon

Thursday, May 1, 2014


A BODY believed to be that of missing Isle of Wight taxi driver Michael Hawkewell, has been found according to police.

Mr Hawkewell, 50, of Scarrots Lane, Newport, had been missing since last Friday, prompting appeals from his family and police.

A spokeswoman said: "Detectives investigating the disappearance of an Isle of Wight man have found a body.

"A man’s body was discovered in Gurnard just after 8.00pm yesterday (Wednesday).

"Formal identification has yet to take place, but the family of Michael Hawkewell has been informed of the discovery.

"The death is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be passed to the coroner in due course."

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