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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Terror victim memorial

A memorial service has been held for a Nottinghamshire man who was a victim of the Algerian terror attack.