Freed hostage identified as Briton Darren Matthews

Darren Matthews told Algerian TV that he was relieved to be going home. Credit: APS

A freed hostage who appeared on Algerian state television has been identified as Darren Matthews.

He said he was "very relieved" to be out, adding: "As much as I'm glad to be out my thoughts are with colleagues that are still there at the moment."

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