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David Simpson case 'not concluded', says Foreign Office

David Simpson
David Simpson spent several months in jail Credit: Simpson family

The Foreign Office says the case of a North Yorkshire man, suspected of involvement in a massacre in the Central African Republic, has not been concluded.

It's been reported that all charges against David Simpson have been dropped and he is waiting for official permission to fly home.

The Foreign Office says the case has not been formally concluded though it is hoping Mr Simpson will be released soon.

The 24-year-old spent several months in jail in the capital Bangui. After the prison was stormed by rioters, Mr Simpson has been staying in a compound.

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.

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