French police say they will “most likely” have to hold out right up until spring to carry on the search for a British hiker who went missing final calendar year in the Pyrenees.

Esther Dingley had been strolling solo in the mountains in close proximity to the Spanish and French border and was past noticed on 22 November.

French law enforcement captain Jean Marc Bordinaro advised The Times “all feasible investigations” in French territory have been carried out “without any consequence”.

Ms Dingley had been travelling since 2014. Pic: LBT Global
Ms Dingley had been travelling considering that 2014. Pic: LBT International

“We have no indicator permitting us to verify the existence of Esther Dingley in France because she was noticed for the previous time on the Spanish aspect of the Pic de Sauvegarde,” he explained.

“We’ll possibly have to wait around until spring to undertake far more lookups.”

The 37-calendar year-old’s companion Daniel Colegate, who experienced been climbing with her but was home-sitting at a French farmhouse on 22 November, said previously this month he did not believe that she fell or had some other type of accident.

He also dismissed tips she could have disappeared on function.

Composing on Facebook, Mr Colegate advised “any person else has been concerned in Esther’s disappearance and against her will”.

“This is a terrifying prospect and I want I could imagine if not, but I are unable to,” he added.

The pair, who have been with each other for practically 19 several years, met at Oxford College and lived in Durham in advance of they established off travelling all-around Europe in a camper van six many years in the past.

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