Kent

Jogger killed in crash in Birchington named by police

Michael Galt
Image caption Mr Galt was a talented sportsman who had completed a number of double marathons

A grandfather who was killed while out jogging on Boxing Day was a "fanatical runner and a fun-loving man", his family have said.

Michael Galt, 59, of Palm Crescent, Birchington was struck by a Mini Cooper while out on his daily run on the A28 at Canterbury Road.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital at Margate, where he was pronounced dead.

The female driver of the car was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

'Terribly missed'

Mr Galt, a father-of-two, was a talented sportsman who had completed a number of double marathons.

He leaves behind behind his wife Hannah, sons Emrys and Paul, and five grandchildren

Emrys, 36, said: "He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was loved greatly and is terribly missed.

"He was the fun one and running was his passion. That is how people will know him."

Kent Police have appealed for witnesses.

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