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VIDEO: Mum of murdered hostage condemns officials

The mother of a Liverpool hostage who was murdered in an armed siege at an Algerian gas plant is breaking her silence to condemn the way British officials responded to the terrorist attack.

Garry Barlow was killed on his 50th birthday when militants stormed the desert plant where he was working as a systems engineer.

His family say they're still in the dark over exactly how he was killed and they're demanding the government put more pressure on the Algerian authorities to explain why their rescue operation went so wrong.

In her first television interview Garry's mother Margaret is now calling for a full inquiry.

She's been speaking to our correspondent Rachel Townsend:-

Widow criticises BP's silence over Algeria death

Garry Barlow from Liverpool died in Algeria Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A woman who's husband was killed in a terror attack at a gas plant in Algeria says the company's response has been inhumane.

Garry Barlow, from Liverpool, died during the seige by heavily armed terrorists at the Amenas plant, which is partly run by BP.

His widow Lorraine says almost six months after the attack she still has no idea how her husband was killed and wants a full investigation to establish exactly what happened.


Pictured: Liverpool hostage killed in Algeria

Garry Barlow Credit: Family handout

Two men from Merseyside are among the victims of the Algeria hostage crisis.

Garry Barlow, 49, from Liverpool, was a married father of two who was a system supervisor for BP at the In Amenas plant.

Garry’s wife, Lorraine, said:

“Garry was a loving, devoted family man, he loved life and lived it to the full. He was very much loved by myself, his sons, mother and sister and the rest of his family and friends and will be greatly missed. He was very proud of his family, as they were of him."

46-year-old Paul Morgan from Liverpool was also killed.