Tributes to Blackpool man killed in Ukraine air crash

Glenn Thomas, 49, a media relations co-ordinator for the World Health Organisation and former Granada journalist from Blackpool, was among those killed when a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane was downed over Ukraine.

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Ukraine air crash victim's remains finally identified

Glenn Thomas.

The family of Blackpool man Glenn Thomas, who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed, have been told his body has been recovered and identified.

Mr Thomas, 49, a media officer at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva, was among 298 people killed when the Boeing 777-200 aircraft was downed over Ukraine on July 17.

The family of the former Granada and BBC journalist told ITV News they hope to bring his remains back to the UK very soon to enable his funeral to take place.

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