Daughter of murdered British aid worker David Haines says Islamic State 'need eradicating'

Bethany Haines Credit: ITV News

The teenage daughter of British aid worker David Haines has called for the group responsible for her father's death to be "eradicated".

In her first interview with the media, Bethany Haines told ITV News:

She also called for air strikes and ground forces to be used to combat the militants if "that's what it takes".

Bethany said of her father that he "wanted to help everyone, it didn't matter what race, what religion".

She told ITV News she believes that even if his captors had set him free, he "wouldn't have stopped" and that he would have returned to the region "again and again and again".

Speaking of her desire to follow in her father's footsteps, she said: "I want to be able to help people in their time of need".

Bethany spoke of her hope that her father's remains would be returned to the family in Perth, Scotland.

She also spoke of her anger at the people who made jokes about and shared the video depicting her father's last moments:

David Haines is the first Briton believed to have been killed by the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

On 13th September, IS fighters released a video showing a man who appeared to be the 44-year-old kneeling in an orange jumpsuit at an unknown desert location.

He is heard saying that David Cameron and Barack Obama should be held responsible for his death before apparently being beheaded by a figure dressed in black.

Members loyal to Islamic State drive through Raqqa in northern Syria Credit: Reuters

The video followed the same conventions as two earlier videos showing the apparent murders of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

It was met with revulsion and condemnation around the world. The Prime Minister said Mr Haines was a "British hero" and vowed to "hunt down those responsible".