Freed Irish hostage's family: 'It's like winning the lottery'

The family of the Irishman Stephen McFaul who has been freed from the hostage situation in Algeria have expressed their "delight" and relief at his release.

His mother Marie McFaul said she was "over the moon", and his father Christopher said it has been a tough time and he was "elated".

His 13-year-old son Dylan said: "I'm really excited, I just can't wait for him to come home".

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Fourth Algeria victim named

A fourth British victim of the Algerian siege was named today as efforts continued to repatriate their bodies. The Foreign Office issued a statement from the family of Sebastian John which said he would be eternally missed.