Janet Southwell is in Malaysia to help in the search for her son
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Missing man's mum in jungle search

The mother of a London man who has been missing in Malaysia for almost a week has arrived in the country to help search for her son.

Janet Southwell said she was convinced her backpacker son Gareth Huntley, 34, was alive and she wanted to be there when they found him.

BBC London's Warren Nettleford spoke to Ms Southwell, Johari Jahaya, who is leading the search and rescue operation, and Sophie Wilson, a friend of Mr Huntley's.

  • 02 Jun 2014