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Murdered Dumfries man nominated for humanitarian award

Khalil Dale Credit: ITV Border

A British Red Cross worker from Dumfries who was abducted and murdered in Pakistan has been shortlisted for a humanitarian honour.

Khalil Dale spent 30 years working for the charity before his death at the beginning of 2012.

He has been posthumously nominated for the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award, which recognises a group or individuals who have saved or improved the lives of others through their work.

His family has described the nomination as a 'fitting honour'.

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