Algerian soldiers who freed hostages "friendly"

The man freed from the hostage crisis from Algeria - thought to be Lou Fear from Louth, Lincolnshire - told Algerian television the soldiers who freed him were "friendly".

He said: "The guys who picked us up were wonderful, they were like long lost friends. They kept saying "terrorists do not come from Algeria".


Hostages from Todmorden and Lincolnshire freed

Two of the Britons freed from the hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria are believed to be from the Calendar region.