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Search continues for missing police Sgt Michael Van der Watt - police appeal for leads

MAY 2, 2017
Search continues for missing police Sgt Michael Van der Watt - police appeal for leads

Kabega Park police, in Port Elizabeth, are investigating the mysterious disappearance of a police Sergeant after his wife reported that she has not heard from husband since Sunday night.

"At this stage, information is unclear and all available information is currently been followed up. According to information on hand, Sgt Michael Van der Watt (35), a policeman at the Motherwell Cluster Tactical Response Team and a cyclist was last seen by a colleague, who dropped him off at home on Sunday morning 30/04 after night shift," Port Elizabeth police said.

"Neighbours claim to have seen someone leaving the house on Monday morning in cycling attire and his bicycle is missing.

"His cell phone and other personal items were left at home."

The police K9 Unit and the Air Wing are conducting searches along the cycling route of Draaifontein, Seaview, Schoonmakerskop and Greenbushes.

Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Van der Watt or can assist in tracing him is asked to contact SAPS Kabega Park on 041 397 6801/02.