Yorkshire pilot held in Africa

The family of a pilot from North Yorkshire who's been held in Africa after he was accused of mass murder say they're cautiously hopeful that he could be allowed home within days.

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"Homecoming" party for imprisoned North Yorkshire pilot

The family of a North Yorkshire pilot who has been imprisoned in the Central African Republic are holding a party at their home in his honour.

David Simpson from Gillamoor, near Kirbymoorside has been in jail since April. He was arrested after reporting a massacre he says he stumbled upon.

David Simpson

His family are holding the party, which was originally intended as a homecoming celebration, to maintain their support for him.

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The family of a pilot from North Yorkshire who's been held in Africa after he was accused of mass murder say they're cautiously hopeful that he could be allowed home within days.

David Simpson was locked up in the Central African Republic without charge after he came across the massacre and reported it to the military - but was arrested himself.

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