Peter Henley: Body found in hunt for holidaymaker

Peter Henley Peter Henley: Had been due back in Britain on 18 December

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

Peter Henley, 50, from Dover, Kent, flew to the Canary Islands on 6 December and was due to return to the UK on 18 December.

According to reports, the body was found near the coast at Los Realejos on the north of the island.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was aware a British national had died in Tenerife.

The alarm was raised when the keen walker and photographer failed to return to Britain.

Relatives of Mr Henley, a long-term employee of the travel and insurance company Saga, had previously told reporters that he was not depressed and was looking forward to Christmas.

Paul Green, Saga's director of communications, said: "As the producer of the company's staff magazine, Peter Henley is a well-known and well-liked figure within Saga.

'Fear the worst'

"He has been with the company for nearly 28 years. Colleagues were concerned when Peter did not come into the office after a planned holiday to Tenerife.

"When they could not contact Peter on the phone, our HR team contacted Peter's relatives who subsequently raised the alarm with the police.

"Although Peter travelled independently, we have used our rep in Tenerife to help make contact with the emergency services, hotels and hospitals in the area.

"We understand the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has confirmed the death of a British national in Tenerife. However, as yet there is not a confirmed identity, so we hope for the best, though fear the worst.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter and his family."

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