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Memorial service held for Algerian terror attack victim

Sebastian John lived in Nottingham with his wife and 7-month-old baby

A memorial service has been held for a man who lived in Nottingham who was killed during the Algerian hostage crisis last month.

Sebastian John, 26, lived with his wife and 7-month-old baby and was a graduate of Loughborough University.

The service took place at Norwich Cathedral - the city where Sebastian went to school.

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Dad from Nottingham killed in Algerian terror attack, full report

The Foreign Office today confirmed that a civil engineer from Nottingham was among those killed by Islamist militants during a hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria last week.

Sebastian John is one of six Britons thought to have died when the Algerian army moved in to end the crisis on Saturday.

37 workers from eight countries died in total.

Callum Watkinson reports.

Midlander killed in terror attack was a "fantastic student"

A man from Nottingham who has been killed in the Algerian terror attack has been described as a "fantastic student" by the University he graduated from.

Sebastian John graduated from Loughborough University in 2009 with a Masters degree in civil engineering.

We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Sebastian. He was a fantastic student and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him at the University. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.

– Loughborough’s Professor Tony Thorpe, Dean of the School of Civil and Building Engineering

Tributes paid to 'talented young civil engineer' killed in terror attack

Tributes are being paid to the Nottinghamshire man who was killed in the Algerian terror attack.

Sebastian John was among what is believed to be six UK nationals killed at the In Amenas plant siege.

He was Vice Chairman of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Graduates and Students Committee and worked for as an engineer for a company in Solihull.

Today tributes were paid to a 'talented young civil engineer' whose 'passion for his work and young family shone through in all that he did'.

“We were extremely shocked and saddened to hear that Sebastian John, a valued and respected civil engineer and member of our Institution, has lost his life during the Algerian hostage attack. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues during this very difficult time.”

– ICE Director General, Nick Baveystock

“Sebastian was a talented young civil engineer with the world at his feet. His mild mannered, supportive nature made him a pleasure to be around and his commitment and passion for his work and his young family shone through in all that he did.

"It was an absolute honour and a pleasure to have him as my apprentice last year and I know he will be greatly missed by all. I join everyone in mourning with Sebastian's family and friends for the tragic loss of a great young man and civil engineer."

– Past ICE President, Richard Coackley

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