Rescued British hostage praises Algerian military

The Algerian military did a very "good job", a British survivor of the Sahara hostage crisis has said.

Peter Hunter, 53, from Durham, was reunited with wife Kerry in the early hours today after he spent days in hiding at a secret location at the BP gas plant.

Peter Hunter said he was left dumb struck when he rang his wife to say he was safe on Saturday. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The BP construction supervisor said: "People laid down their lives for this.

"Everybody will have a different opinion about the army and the special forces but what they did for me - I have no complaints."