The girlfriend of the British construction worker believed to have been killed by terrorists in Nigeria has written “you’re always in my heart” on his Facebook page.
Friends also used the site to pay tributes - Peter Dixon wrote “RIP mate” while Dom Cooney posted: "Can’t believe it. He was like an ox."
Foreign secretary William Hague said yesterday he believed Brendan Vaughan, who had been taken hostage for three weeks, was killed by terrorist captors “in an act of cold-blooded murder”.
Vaughan was originally from Leeds but is said to have moved to Thailand to start a new life.
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In an exclusive interview with ITV News, 100 metre world champion Justin Gatlin also said that booing at the World Championships "did hurt".
The 26-year-old had just given birth to her third child and was being transferred to a different floor when the tragedy happened.