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Body found in search for missing soldier in Alps

Simon Daw, from Cardiff, was last seen more than two months ago. Credit: Wales News Service

Police searching for a missing Welsh soldier in the French Alps say a body has been found.

26-year-old Simon Daw from the 1st Batallion the Royal Welsh was last seen out drinking with friends two months ago.

He was on leave from the army at the time, and staying at the ski resort Les Deux Alps.

Police say a man's body was found by walkers near the resort on Thursday evening.

Family of missing soldier renew their appeal

Simon Daw in France before he went missing Credit: Family

The family of a soldier from Cardiff who went missing while on a ski holiday in the French Alps are offering 10,000 euros for information that "leads to his safe return".

Simon Daw, 26, arrived in the ski resort of Les Deux Alpes with friends on February 9. He was reported as missing by his friends on February 12, hours after they had enjoyed an evening out in the area.

Simon Daw is a soldier with 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh Credit: Family

Mr Daw's father Vincent and his youngest brother Joe have since visited Les Deux Alpes to heighten awareness and post a number of leaflets featuring Simon's picture.

Vincent said: "I spoke to the local police in France and they've assured me this is their number one priority. We've also contacted the mobile phone company to see if they could track the signal of Simon's phone, which could indicate areas he's been to.

"Shortly after arriving in Les Deux Alpes, we know Simon bought an orange ski coat and someone might remember seeing him and remember his face. We just want anyone with information, however small, to get in touch with the police."


Family's appeal for missing Royal Welsh soldier Simon Daw

Simon Daw is 5ft 9in tall, slim and with short blonde hair Credit: Wales News Service

The family of a Cardiff-born soldier reported missing in the French Alps say they are hoping for news for him.

26-year-old Simon Daw, who is on leave from 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh, had been staying the ski resort Les Deux Alpes with friends. He last seen on Wednesday night.

"We are waiting for news, but we haven't heard anything yet" said his father Vincent.

"The information about Simon is out there and we are just waiting for any update. "All we can do is hope for the best."

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it is aware a British national has been reported missing in France.

A spokeswoman said: "Consular staff are in contact with French police who are conducting a search. We stand ready to provide consular assistance."

Welsh soldier Simon Daw goes missing on French Alps holiday

Police and mountain rescue teams are searching for a Cardiff-born soldier who has gone missing on holiday in the French Alps.

26-year-old Simon Daw, of 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh, was last seen at a bar shortly after midnight on Wednesday night.

Mr Daw, who is based in Chester, was staying in the ski resort Les Deux Alpes with two friends.