The beheaded body of British aid worker, Khalil Dale, has been found in the city of Quetta in Pakistan. The 60 year old Red Cross health programme manager, who lived in Dumfries and Galloway, was kidnapped four months ago. He was returning home from work in a clearly marked vehicle when he was taken by unidentified armed men on 5 January 2012.
Khalil, known as Ken, worked for the ICRC and the British Red Cross for many years, carrying out assignments in Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Local police said that Mr Dale's body was found in an orchard, with a note attached saying that he was killed because no ransom was paid to his captors.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has released a statement in which it said staff are devastated.