TADDINGTON: Search for hiker missing in mountains

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Rescue teams are searching for a missing hiker in the mountains of Peru.

Thomas Jagger, 22, of Taddington, had been exploring near Huaraz in the Ancash region.

A Foreign Office spokesman said it was alerted seven days ago but had been unable to confirm how long Mr Jagger had been missing.

Consular assistance is being provided to his family.