British teacher freed after five months as Yemen hostage

A British teacher has been safely released after being held hostage in the Yemeni capital Sanaa since February.

The Foreign Office thanked the Yemeni government who had engaged with tribal intermediaries in order to free Mike Harvey.

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Family of British hostage freed in Yemen ask for privacy

The family of a British man who has been released after being held hostage in Yemen have asked for privacy as they wait to be reunited.

A Foreign Office spokesman said Mike Harvey was released after the Yemeni government engaged with tribal intermediaries.

He added: "We are grateful to the government for their efforts and support."

The teacher was abducted on his way from an educational institute on February 12.

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