Tuesday 19 September 2017

Wife of Alan Henning pleads with IS for his safe return

'Please release him, we need him back home'

Alan Henning PA/PA Wire
Alan Henning PA/PA Wire

Neil Lancefield

Barbara Henning has issued a plea for Islamic State to release her husband.

Alan Henning, a former taxi driver from Salford, was kidnapped last December in Syria by IS militants.

Read more: Family of ISIS British hostage receive audio file of him pleading for his life  

She told BBC News: "I ask Islamic State please release him, we need him back home."

The 47-year-old aid worker was shown at the end of a video released earlier this month after the beheading of fellow British captive David Haines.

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