10 Oct, 2016 @ 10:50
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Body of missing British man who was hiking from London to Gibraltar found in Spain


oldmannTHE body of a missing British man who went missing during a 2,250 km trek from London to Gibraltar has been found in Spain.

Former Leicester councillor David Oldman was found by hunters in La Concepcion, near Almeria, at around 11am yesterday morning.

Relatives of the 66 year old were informed yesterday afternoon and a post-mortem is due to take place today.

Mr Oldman was last seen on June 9 while trekking from Huercal-Overa in Almeria to the nearby town of Albox.

Concerns grew when he failed to ring his mum or board his flight home a few days later.

His family made a series of pleas on social media for help finding him, but an intensive four-week search had to be scaled back in July after it came up with nothing.

Mr Oldman had been walking from his hometown of London to Gibraltar in stages.

The part-time librarian, who was described as an ‘experienced and very fit walker’, would fly back home between each stage.

His niece said before the body was discovered: “He is a very experienced walker and was following a planned route from Gibraltar House in London to Gibraltar.

“This is what he does – this is his holiday and he is very fit and good at what he does.”


Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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