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Town mourns for UK hostage

Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 01:22

The home town of British aid worker Alan Henning unites in grief over his death at the hands of Islamic State militants. Paul Chapman reports

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Floral and other tributes were evident throughout the northern England home town of the British aid worker killed by Islamic State militants. Alan Henning's brother-in-law praised the man held hostage since last December as he took medical supplies to a hospital in Syria. (SOUNDBITE)(English) COLIN LIVESEY, BROTHER-IN-LAW OF MURDERED BRITISH HOSTAGE ALAN HENNING, SAYING: "He was a fantastic guy, a loving guy, a loving man who would go out of his way to help someone. He had a heart of gold. Just one awesome guy that I love to bits with all my heart and he'll be sadly missed." The President of the Muslim Association of Britain added his voice to the condemnation of Henning's death. (SOUNDBITE)(English) OMER EL-HAMDOON, PRESIDENT OF THE MUSLIM ASSOCIATION OF BRITAIN, SAYING: "I think there's no Muslim in the UK today who isn't upset by hearing the news of the killing and murder of Alan Henning, the reason being that this is a monstrous way to die, but secondly this is a man who's gone out of his way to support people, to provide humanitarian aid, to really help people in the world today." Henning was the fourth Western hostage to be beheaded by Islamic State militants despite appeals for his release by British Muslim leaders.

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Town mourns for UK hostage

Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 01:22