Malaysia police probe Gareth Huntley fight claims

Malaysian police are investigating claims British backpacker Gareth Huntley was involved in a fight shortly before he went missing in the Malaysian jungle, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

The body of Gareth Huntley, 34, was found more than a week after he disappeared on 27 May
The body of Gareth Huntley, 34, was found more than a week after he disappeared on 27 May Credit: PA

Mr Huntley, 34, disappeared on May 27 when he went on a trek to a waterfall on Tioman Island, off the south-eastern coast of the country's mainland.

A body found on Wednesday, close to where he was living, has since been confirmed to be that of Mr Huntley.

Read: Police confirm body found is that of missing Brit

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Malaysia police 'investigate Gareth Huntley fight claims'

Police in Malaysia have reportedly begun to investigate claims that Briton Gareth Huntley was involved in a fight shortly before he went missing, following the discovery of his body near where he was staying.