New honour for murdered aid worker from Salford

Alan Henning

The former taxi driver Alan Henning, who was murdered by so-called Islamic State, is to have a road named after him in his home city of Salford.

It is five years since Mr Henning ,from Eccles, was captured and killed in Syria where he had gone as a volunteer to deliver humanitarian aid.

City Mayor Paul Dennett made the announcement today after receiving a 2000 signature petition from local residents.

Work is already underway to choose an appropriate principal road on a new development in Eccles.