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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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Mayor of Liverpool pays tribute to men killed in Algeria

The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has paid tribute to two men from the city killed in a terrorist attack in Algeria.

Paul Morgan, 46, and Garry Barlow, 49, were killed by Islamic militants who stormed the gas plant in Sahara desert.

Mayor Anderson said the thoughts and prayers of the people of Liverpool were within the two families, adding that the city 'stood shoulder to shoulder with them' in their grief.