North East man freed in Algeria

A gas worker from Teesside who was being held hostage in Algeria has been freed, and has been speaking on television about his experience.

Darren Matthews from Loftus said he was relieved to be free, but wouldn't feel safe until he was back in the UK.

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North East men freed in Algeria

It has been confirmed that workers from the North East were involved in a hostage situation in Algeria where gas workers were taken hostage by Islamic militants. Three men from the region were freed last week.