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PM statement on Alan McMenemy

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"My thoughts are with Alan's family & friends at this time. They have waited so long for his return"

The British Embassy in Baghdad have confirmed they have received the body of hostage Alan McMenemy.

The Prime Minister said:

It is with great sadness that I can confirm that the British Embassy in Baghdad received a body today that has been identified as Alan McMenemy, who was kidnapped in Baghdad in 2007, along with four other men. The bodies of Jason Swindlehurst, Jason Creswell and Alec MacLachlan were returned in 2009. Peter Moore was the only hostage released alive in 2010.

 ”My thoughts are with Alan’s family & friends at this time. They have waited so long for his return and I hope that this will allow them to find some peace after an ordeal that no family should ever have to suffer.

At this time we should also take time to remember the families of Margaret Hassan and Ken Bigley who are still waiting for the return of their loved ones.