A second North East worker is among the western hostages freed in Algeria.
53 year old Peter Hunter from County Durham is understood to have flown back to the UK.
The hostages were freed after Algerian forces attacked the militant Islamist group that had seized control of a remote BP gas plant.
Darren Matthews, from Loftus, was released on Friday.
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Kerrie brings you Saturday night's forecast
Up to 600 homes in North Yorkshire have been left without gas after a main pipe "collapsed" during routine repair work.
Staying cold. Overnight frost and ice. Cloudier and wetter during Sunday but milder