EC cop allegedly commits suicide

Sergeant Michael van der Watt's body was discovered on Thursday after the 35-year-old was reported missing.

The late sergeant Michael van der Watt. Picture: facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - Police suspect that an officer committed suicide at Van Staden's Gorge in Port Elizabeth.

Sergeant Michael van der Watt's body was discovered on Thursday after the 35-year-old was reported missing earlier this week.

The police's Priscilla Naidu says: “Sergeant Michael van der Watt was found about 2km from where we found the bike at Van Staden River’s Gorge. He sustained a gunshot wound to his head. There is no foul play suspected and we’ve opened an inquest docket.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)