Megève protest: call for British intervention over arrest of British ski instructor

An MP is calling on the Foreign Office to take action on what he called a « massive overreaction » by French authorities after they arrested a British ski instructor for teaching without a licence in a move described as protectionist. Mr Casey, 40, originally from Folkestone in Kent, was accused of giving lessons without a licence in the Alpine resort of Megève, where he has been an instructor for more than a decade. He is now officially banned from teaching skiers because he lacks a qualification expected by the French, and faces up to 12 months in prison for the offence of instructing without qualifications.

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