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North Yorkshire man speaks from prison cell in Central African Republic

David Simpson, who is accused of mass murder in the Central African Republic, has spoken about the ordeal for his family at home in North Yorkshire, since his arrest.

He was working as a pilot on a safari reserve when he discovered 13 mutilated bodies.

Mr Simpson reported the find, was but was himself accused of murder.

His family, in Gillamoor near Pickering, are working with the British Government to have him released and brought home.

Speaking from his cell, Mr Simpson says that, although he is suffering, he believes his family are enduring a worse trauma because they feel so helpless.