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BP welcomes Algeria terror inquest verdicts

A judge has ruled two Liverpool men, who died during a terrorist siege at a gas plant in Algeria, were unlawfully killed.

Garry Barlow and Paul Morgan, were killed during a terrorist attack on a gas plant while working for BP.

In a statement the company said:

The completion of the inquest is important for the families of our colleagues who were so tragically lost in this unprecedented act of terrorism. We have supported the inquest process from the start and believe it to be the most effective means of achieving a thorough investigation to assist everyone to understand what happened in those dreadful few days.

We are very grateful to the Assistant Coroner who presided with such care and concern for the victims and their families during very traumatic testimony, and would also like to acknowledge the witnesses who have demonstrated such strength throughout this process. BP will now closely review the findings.

Since the attack, BP and Statoil jointly carried out an extensive review of security arrangements in Algeria and have been working with the Algerian state energy company Sonatrach on a programme of security enhancements. The focus of BP and our partners in the In Amenas joint venture is to do all we can to prevent any such incident from happening again.

– BP Spokesperson

Liverpool men who died in 'terror siege' were 'unlawfully killed'

A judge has ruled two Liverpool men, who died during a terrorist siege at a gas plant in Algeria, were unlawfully killed.

Paul Morgan and Garry Barlow Credit: ITV Granada

Garry Barlow and Paul Morgan, were killed during a terrorist attack on a gas plant while working for BP. Six Britons and a UK-based Colombian were among 40 hostages who were killed by al Qaida-linked Islamists during a four-day stand-off in January 2013 at the In Amenas complex.

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Widow criticises BP's silence over Algeria death

Garry Barlow from Liverpool died in Algeria Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A woman who's husband was killed in a terror attack at a gas plant in Algeria says the company's response has been inhumane.

Garry Barlow, from Liverpool, died during the seige by heavily armed terrorists at the Amenas plant, which is partly run by BP.

His widow Lorraine says almost six months after the attack she still has no idea how her husband was killed and wants a full investigation to establish exactly what happened.

Tributes to north west victims

Tributes have been paid to two of the hostages who were killed in Algeria. It has been confirmed Paul Morgan and Garry Barlow who were from Liverpool, died after militants stormed the gas plant where they worked.

The Prime Minister has condemned the attack and paid tribute to all those who lost their lives.

Our correspondent Rachel Townsend reports.

Pictured: Liverpool hostage killed in Algeria

Garry Barlow Credit: Family handout

Two men from Merseyside are among the victims of the Algeria hostage crisis.

Garry Barlow, 49, from Liverpool, was a married father of two who was a system supervisor for BP at the In Amenas plant.

Garry’s wife, Lorraine, said:

“Garry was a loving, devoted family man, he loved life and lived it to the full. He was very much loved by myself, his sons, mother and sister and the rest of his family and friends and will be greatly missed. He was very proud of his family, as they were of him."

46-year-old Paul Morgan from Liverpool was also killed.

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