The wife of an MH17 crash victim reportedly born in the UK has posted a message on Facebook confirming the "desperately sad" news of his death.
Robert Ayley, thought to be in his late twenties, lived in New Zealand with wife Sharlene and their two young sons, though his page on the social networking site lists his home town as Guildford in Surrey.
Rob was our everything. We adored him and there was no one else like him. He touched so many hearts and lives. We are grateful to forever have him in our hearts.
Sharlene, Seth, Taylor, Jonn, Wendie and Tom are desperately sad to confirm that Rob was a passenger on the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
Sharlene wrote on her page that Robert had been away in Europe visiting Rottweiler breeders with a view to expanding his dog-breeding business in New Zealand.
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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