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Police search for man after Herne Bay crash

The police helicopter was involved alongside ground units in a large-scale search for a man yesterday.

The helicopter was seen circling over Herne Bay after a man reportedly left the scene of a crash before speaking to officers.

A man reportedly left the scene of this crash. Picture: Ryan Walters/UKNIP
A man reportedly left the scene of this crash. Picture: Ryan Walters/UKNIP

The crash, which saw two people hospitalised, happened on the A229 at around 12.15pm.

It left a car stuck facing the wrong way in the middle of the London-bound carriageway near the Herne Bay exit.

Following the incident, a police team was sent to Herne Bay train station where officers, a van and two patrol cars were seen waiting at the Thanet-bound platform.

A train heading towards Thanet was briefly held before being allowed to move off.

It is understood that the man was later found in Birchington, near Thanet.

Police at Herne Bay station
Police at Herne Bay station

A police spokesperson said: "Police received a report of a collision involving two vehicles at 12.15pm on Sunday.

"Inquiries were carried out to locate a man who reportedly left the scene before speaking to officers.

"The man was later located in the Birchington area and inquiries remain ongoing."

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