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  • 1 January 2013, 14:49

Peter Henley Tenerife Search: Body Found

Police searching for a missing British holidaymaker in Tenerife have found a body.

Peter Henley, 50, from Dover, Kent, who suffered from diabetes, had been on the island since December 6.

He stayed in the resorts of Puerto de Santiago and Puerto de la Cruz, and had booked further nights at a hotel in Costa de Silencio, but failed to check in.

The alarm was raised when the keen walker and photographer did not return to Britain on December 18 as planned.

Television, radio and Facebook appeals failed to trace Mr Henley.

According to reports, a body was recovered on Monday from a popular hiking spot near the coast at Los Realejos on the north side of Tenerife.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokesman said: "We are aware that a British national has died in Tenerife.

"We are unable to confirm details at the moment but we are providing consular assistance."

Relatives of Mr Henley, who worked for the travel and insurance company Saga, had previously told reporters that he was not depressed and was looking forward to Christmas.

Last night, with the body yet to be formally identified, his colleagues said they "hope for the best, though fear the worst".

Paul Green, Saga's director of communications, said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter and his family."

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