The Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham has welcomed the release of aid worker Patrick Noonan. He said:
Patrick is now in the care of the World Food Programme in Sudan. Patrick's family and friends must be delighted, having endured the ordeal of his captivity with great strength and dignity.
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