Barrister, 57, is feared lifeless within the Seychelles jungle after going lacking throughout a hike

Peter Clement is a former chamber director of the celebrated 2 Harcourt Buildings
He set out on a 12-mile climbing path on Might 15 recognized for its slippery trails
However no hint of Mr. Clement was discovered throughout a three-week search
Police manhunt on Silhouette Island, Seychelles has now been known as off



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A prime retired lawyer is presumed lifeless after disappearing whereas climbing within the Seychelles jungle.

No hint of Peter Clement, 57, was present in a three-week search utilizing helicopters, boats and drones.

The police manhunt on Silhouette Island for the previous chamber head of the famend regulation agency 2 Harcourt Buildings has now been dropped.

Mr. Clement, who was on trip to have fun his retirement, set out on Might 15 on the 12-mile Grande Barbe Path, recognized for its poorly marked and slippery trails.

It runs from one aspect of the mountainous island to the opposite and is believed to have gotten into bother when the climate was unhealthy.

His chambers mentioned he had “an excellent profession in legal protection” and was “beloved and revered”.

Police, Coast Guard and Military used helicopters, boats and drones to seek for Mr Clement, who was staying on the Labriz Hilton Resort.

Peter Clement (pictured), 57, is a former chamber chief at prestigious regulation agency 2 Harcourt Buildings

However he’s now presumed lifeless after three weeks with no hint of the lawyer discovered.

In an announcement on its web site, Mr Clement’s former chamber 2 Harcourt Buildings, arrange by British prosecutors coming back from the Nuremberg struggle crimes trials, mentioned: “It’s with profound shock and unhappiness that now we have to announce the lack of our expensive good friend, colleague and former Chamber chief Peter Clement.

“He had lately retired after an illustrious profession with the Felony Bar the place he practiced in two Harcourt buildings for over 30 years.

“Earlier than becoming a member of the Chamber he was a Captain within the Military Authorized Service and served in Northern Eire.

“He was very a lot beloved and revered by everybody within the Chambers and in addition by his many buddies within the Trial Chamber. He shall be tremendously missed.’

4 days into the search operation, native newspaper Le Seychellois reported that the climate had been so unhealthy that Mr Clement was unlikely to be discovered alive.

“In accordance with the police, all his private belongings and journey paperwork had been discovered intact in his resort room,” the newspaper reported.

“In an uncommon transfer, police have admitted that the continued poor climate situations now we have been experiencing over the previous few days are diminishing their hopes of discovering the Briton alive.”

Matthew Scott, a lawyer at Pump Court docket Chambers, described Mr Clement as “an excellent lawyer and a person to not like”.

Writer Robert Verkaik, who studied with Mr Clement, mentioned: ‘A unprecedented, humorous man, not missing in opinions, a scholar who has outgrown his years. His bar profession was a credit score to his laborious work and intelligence.’

A Overseas Ministry spokesman confirmed the division is supporting the household of a Briton lacking within the Seychelles and is in touch with native authorities.

Specialists warned that vacationers who’ve walked the identical path shouldn’t do it alone and ought to be outfitted with waterproof GPS trackers that commonly share a precise location.

One visitor on TripAdvisor warned: “Decide up a resort information and you will thank me. The trail to get there’s not nicely marked, the half by way of the forest will be very slippery.’

One other mentioned the path consisted of “unmarked, slippery trails in dense tropical rainforest.”

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