North Yorkshire pilot freed by rioters

David Simpson under house arrest in Africa after riot Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A man from North Yorkshire locked up in an African jail since March is now under house arrest after rioters destroyed the prison he was in. David Simpson has been held without charge after finding eighteen bodies in the Central African Republic jungle.

David, from Kirbymoorside, was working for a safari company at the time. Reports say looters with machetes broke into the jail and started to attack David and other prisoners. He is now under house arrest at his employer's compound and able to enjoy more freedom.