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Search to resume for missing holidaymaker

The search for a British pensioner who vanished during a trip to Lanzarote was called off last night and is expected to resume today.

Fears are growing for the welfare of Margaret Holt (65), from the Wirral, Merseyside, who was last seen on the Canary island on Friday, December 23.

Her worried family contacted the Spanish Civil Guard to raise the alarm after she failed to make contact with them over Christmas.

They are now in the country helping the large-scale search operation.

Djek Deign, manager of UK Away FM, an English language radio station on Lanzarote, said: "Her family found an Amazon guide to Lanzarote in her room with marked pages, indicating that she was going to go hiking in the north of the island, which is where they are searching."

Mrs Holt was last seen in the Orzola region of the island in the afternoon of December 23 wearing a light pink vest, khaki shorts, walking sandals and a drawstring bag.

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