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Two Welshmen among Algerian siege survivors

Garry Roberts said he was left 'shaken but not stirred' following his ordeal Credit: RNLI Barmouth

Barmouth residents say they are relieved after a local man escaped the Algerian hostage crisis.

Garry Roberts, who is believed to have hidden in a loft during the siege, posted a message on a social networking site saying he was 'safe' and 'shaken but not stirred'.

Mr Roberts is a well-known figure in the area and ran a fish and chip shop there.

He also volunteered with the RNLI in Barmouth, who say they are happy to hear he is safe and well.

Mr Roberts is understood to have been working in Algeria when he become caught up in the siege, which is believed to have left at least 48 hostages and 32 militants dead.

Huw Edwards, originally from Llandudno, also managed to escape Credit: Huw Edwards / LinkedIn

A second man, Huw Edwards - who is originally from Llandudno but now lives in Macclesfield - also managed to escape after the bus he was travelling to work on was attacked by militants.