Wigan cameraman held on terrorism charges in Turkey

The family of a news cameraman from Wigan held on terror charges in Turkey have pleaded for his release.

Philip Pendlebury has been accused of helping the terrorist group Islamic State.

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Wigan journalist set for release after being detained in Turkey

The two Vice news reporters who were arrested in Turkey will be released, according to a government source.

British journalists Philip Pendlebury, from Wigan, and Jake Hanrahan have been detained since late last Thursday in Turkey.

The pair were charged by a Turkish court with “aiding a terrorist organisation”.

The journalists' fixer, an Iraqi national, remained in custody pending investigation, the source said.

It is believed Phil Pendlebury will be released tomorrow, on his 30th birthday.

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