FEARS have grown tonight for a missing British holidaymaker who disappeared while hiking.

Clifton Kandler, 57, from London was last seen at 2pm on Wednesday while hiking in Malaga.

The dad-of-two was on an annual one-week walking tour from Sedella to Alcaucin before getting separated from his two friends.

Clifton was last seen crossing a valley ahead of the group.

But the retiree, and former Head of E-learning at Greenwich University, still did not make contact with his fellow hikers when they finished at around 5:45pm.

Clifton, who has a girlfriend and is due to return home on Sunday has also not been answering his phone.

“He must have taken a wrong turn or got lost, or else the medics would have found him on the path by now,” Alan, from Cork, told the Olive Press.

He explained that the group had been using a GPS app to guide their walk and that Clifton liked ‘walking at his own pace’.

Alan added: “He’s a calm, collected individual who takes his time and this is not something we’d expect, he’s cautious.”

Clifton is described by friends as 5ft 7inches, black and with a stocky build.

The Guardia Civil are assisting search efforts.

Anyone who has any information should call Alan on 00353 86 261 7702 or email newsdesk@theolivepress.es

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