Merseyside hostage "safe and heading home"

Engineer David Murray from Kirkby with his son Jonathan

A man from Merseyside ambushed in the Sahara Desert is understood to be heading home after telling his family he's safe.

David Murray, who's an engineer from Kirkby, was taken hostage along with hundreds of others in Algeria.

The Foregin Office has released few details about his rescue so as not to put other captives at risk.