Announcement

Roseleen McMenemy, the wife of Alan McMenemy, has issued a statement following the conclusion of the inquest into his death

Roseleen McMenemy said: “It is over five and a half years since Alan was kidnapped in Baghdad. As a family we have waited for Alan’s return and for this inquest and its verdict of unlawful killing for many years."

Roseleen McMenemy said:

“It is over five and a half years since Alan was kidnapped in Baghdad. As a family we have waited for Alan’s return and for this inquest and its verdict of unlawful killing for many years.

“Alan is now home. This has been the most tragic period for us and our grief and sadness continues. We have been touched and taken huge strength from all the help and support given to us from people too numerous to mention. Our thoughts are also with the families of Alec Maclachlan, Jason Creswell and Jason Swindlehurst who were kidnapped with Alan in May 2007. For their families also, the grief continues.

“We hope that everybody within the media will give us space and time to reflect on the last few years and allow us to continue to grieve in our own way in private.”

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