Briton dies in ski accident

A British man has died in a skiing accident in the French Alps.

John Atkinson, 63, was reportedly on holiday with his wife and children when he crashed into a rock in the resort of Les Deux Alpes yesterday.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said today: "We are aware of the death of a British national at the Deux Alpes yesterday and we are attempting to contact the next of kin to offer consular assistance."

Alex Newman, partner at Irwin Mitchell in Leeds

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