It's being reported the search for Pierre Barnes has been called off due to adverse weather conditions.
It's said the French prosecutor in charge of the investigation has insisted inquiries will still continue.
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The victim is believed to be a man in his 50's. He was found collapsed at a property on Ascot Parade on Tuesday 29 November.
The 60-year-old is reportedly facing an 18-month suspension and a fine relating to an illegal payment made to an unlicensed agent.
Andrew Roddison, the former Labour member for Brinsworth and Catcliffe at Rotherham Council, was found guilty by magistrates last month.