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Body found by A299 Thanet Way

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A body has been found at the side of a main road, police have confirmed.

The A299 Thanet Way was closed in both directions until shortly before 3pm while officers dealt with the incident.

A witness reported seeing up to eight police cars, ambulances and fire engines at the scene.

A299 Thanet Way. Pic: Google street views
A299 Thanet Way. Pic: Google street views

A tent was also said to have been erected.

A police spokesman said: "A police search for a 33-year-old man who was reported missing from Ramsgate on the evening of Monday has led to the recovery of a body.

"At around 11am (today) a man’s body was found near to the A299 between Monkton and the St Nicholas Roundabout, Thanet.

"Officers attended the scene along with paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

"Whilst formal identification has not yet taken place, the next of kin of the missing man have been informed and the death is not being treated as suspicious.

"A report will now be prepared for the Coroner."

A fire service spokesman added: "We were called at 10.16am to the A299 at St Nicholas at Wade to assist police.

"We sent one fire engine which has now left the scene."

There road closure caused slow traffic between the A28 Canterbury Road at St Nicholas At Wade Roundabout and the A253 Monkton Roundabout, but delays have since cleared.

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