Algerian hostage victim laid to rest

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A Liverpool man killed in the Algerian hostage siege will be laid to rest today.

46-year-old Paul Morgan a former Foreign Legion soldier and Gulf War veteran who was in charge of security at the In Amenas plant.

Mr Morgan was described by his mother Marianne, 65, and partner Emma Steele, 36, as a "true gentleman" who died doing the job he loved.

"He loved life and lived it to the full. He was a professional man proud to do the job he did and died doing the job he loved.

"We are so proud of him and so proud of what he achieved in his life. We are devastated by Paul's death and he will be truly missed."

– – FAMILY STATEMENT

Paul will be laid to rest at a private service today.

A second man from Liverpool was also among the victims. Garry Barlow, 49, was a married father of two who was a system supervisor for BP at the In Amenas plant.