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    UK - Michael Hawkewell, 50, Isle of Wight, 25 April 2014

    An Isle of Wight family are frantic to find 50 year old taxi driver Michael Hawkewell, who hasn't been since around 7.45pm Friday night, April 25th.

    Michael, of Scarrots Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, was last seen at 7.45pm at the Red Jet Ferry Terminal in Cowes, by a family member. Police are investigating the possibility he travelled to Manchester on the mainland UK but family do not believe he would have done that.

    Michael's 5'7", slim, and balding/with short brown hair. He was wearing a denim jacket, jeans, a dark Tee and black trainers.

    Anyone with information should contact the West Wight Targeted Team police on 101.

    http://onthewight.com/2014/04/28/see...ael-hawkewell/

    It doesn't say Michael was working that night in his taxi. Otherwise, I'm wondering what he was doing around the ferry terminal? They're not usually great places to hang out.
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    A police helicopter and SAR dogs were used to search an area in Gurnard Friday, following advice from family?

    http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/missing-man-57351.aspx
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    Map shows the harbour area at Cowes where Michael was last seen, then Gurnard, 5 minutes drive away.

    Gurnard seems to be going away from Michael's Newport home below though, unless taking that main road there is the easiest way?

    It would really help if we knew if he was driving his taxi or not.
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    Family are appealing desperately for anyone in the area to help with searches. They are looking on their own, as they say police haven't searched since Friday. Apparently police couldn't check cctv until today (Monday), to see if Michael went to the mainland or not, but I haven't seen any media updates about that. It's good to know it is available though.


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    The comments under this article go some way to explaining why police think he may have gone to Manchester.

    The article itself says Michael was returning FROM the mainland, which is why he was at the ferry port at Cowes. Frankly, I can't see why he would have returned home, and then got back on the ferry again to go to Manchester on the mainland? Especially as I'd have thought a taxi driver might be working weekends?

    http://iwradio.co.uk/news/missing-co...amily-frantic/
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    Michael has still not been located. It is very worrying, because this is a small place for someone to just disappear.

    A new photo has been released where Michael looks quite a bit different, so maybe that will help. I can't find any updates on police checking cctv, but I know it can take a long time.

    I am going to check if Michael's made it on to the missing pages of mainland UK's missing persons organisation - At this stage I'm hoping Michael has caught a ferry to the mainland.

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    Michael's not on UK missing yet, and I really think he should be - it has a big reach.

    Family, friends and loved ones are allowed to make reports, but I don't know about complete strangers. I hope someone who knows Michael will get him listed.

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    Oh no, I'm not on FB, but the couple of lines I can see......

    I hope he's chosen coming here to Bavaria, and not giving up.

    https://www.facebook.com/michael.hawkewell
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    I'll mention Michael Hawkewell vermisst in the tags, just in case. He may come up in Germany then too.
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    It looks like he's only posted the one time on Facebook. I hope he's found soon.


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    Police have released a cctv photo of Michael, at a Co-Op store in Terminus Rd, Cowes.

    http://m.dailyecho.co.uk/news/111814...d_missing_man/
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    Michael's sister Linda Archer has appealed directly to her brother:

    "Please, please just contact us, just to let us know you are safe. We're not angry with you, we just need to know you are okay."

    That article says Michael was last seen in Gurnard Friday, when he was dropped off by a taxi, not at Cowes, where the other articles gave the impression he was last seen.

    http://iwradio.co.uk/news/family-app...g-newport-man/

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    0800-555-111

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

    http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/body...ard-57379.aspx

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    Michael's funeral is to take place May 16th.

    http://www.iwcp.co.uk/files/document...1May09P057.pdf

    His death is not being treated as suspicious.

    Rest in peace, Michael. My sincere condolences to his loved ones.
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