French police launch search for British skier missing in Alps

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A skier has gone missing after reports of "terrible weather" in the Alps, French police have said.

John Bromell was last seen on the Paquis chairlift at 4.30pm on Sunday in Tignes in the south-east of France.

Tignes police have said he was wearing a multi-coloured hat with a pompom and a checked jacket.

The force had been set back by adverse weather conditions in their search for the 39-year-old, of Willingham by Stow, near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, but have since deployed a helicopter to find him.

Mr Bromell's friend Suzannah Pearce wrote on Twitter: "A friend, John Bromell, is missing in Tignes in terrible weather.

"Please share in case someone knows of his welfare as his family are very concerned. Thank you."

Tignes Police said he only speaks English and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.