French police say they will probably have to wait until spring to continue the search for a British hiker who went missing late last year in the Pyrenees.
Esther Dingley, 37, had been walking alone in the mountains near the border between Spain and France and was last seen on 22 November.
French police captain Jean Marc Bordinaro told the Times “all possible investigations” in French territory had been carried out “without any result”.
He said: “We have no indication permitting us to confirm the presence of Esther Dingley in France since she was seen for the last time on the Spanish side of the Pic de Sauvegarde. We’ll probably have to wait till spring to undertake more searches.”