The family of a London man missing in the Malaysian jungle have thanked the Government for stepping up the search mission, after yesterday saying not enough was being done to find him.
London charity worker Gareth Huntley has not been seen since he went on a trek to visit a waterfall in Tioman Island, on Tuesday morning.
His brother Mark Huntley said the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has promised to "escalate the issue quickly" and that the family were keeping positive as a result of efforts to find him:
"We want to personally thank David Cameron and Philip Hammond for their reassurances. It is a very big positive for us.
"We are, of course, very grateful to the Malaysian people and the authorities for their work too. Everyone has been fantastic.
"We are told that local people went out to look for Gareth as soon as he was first described as missing - so without them there would not be a search mission."What we need now is for that work to continue and to find my brother."
More top news
London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton called on advertisers and editors to challenge the use of sexist language.
The flagship store had been due to close in January
Joe Xuereb, 27, will appear in court in connection with a serious assault on Ania Gos, 30, and her mother, 64, in New Eltham on Sunday.