Thursday, May 31, 2012

Patrick Noonan released 86 days after being abducted at gun-point in Sudan's troubled Darfur region

A British hostage held for 86 days in Sudan has been released.

Patrick Noonan was kidnapped three months ago but has now been released into the care of the World Food Programme in Sudan.

Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham said: 'It is with great pleasure that we can confirm the release of the British hostage Patrick Noonan, who was kidnapped in Sudan three months ago.

'I would like to thank the government of Sudan, and notably the governor of South Darfur for their commitment to securing Patrick's release.

'Patrick is now in the care of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan.' Read More