David Haines carrying out aid work
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David Haines: Hostage's family appeal for IS contact

The family of a British man being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants have appealed to his captors to make contact with them.

A statement from the family of David Haines said the militants, who have beheaded two US journalists, had not replied to previous messages.

Mr Haines, 44, from Perth, was kidnapped last year while helping to deliver humanitarian aid in Syria.

Philippa Thomas reports.

  • 13 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK