Taxi driver and volunteer British aid worker Alan Henning
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Alan Henning's wife receives plea for life

The family of British hostage Alan Henning has received an audio file of him pleading for his life.

In a statement, Mr Henning's wife Barbara said Islamic State "continue to ignore our pleas to open dialogue".

She said: "He was working with Muslims to help the most vulnerable within Syria. Nothing has changed. He went to Syria to help his Muslim friends deliver much needed aid."

Mr Henning, a taxi driver from Eccles in Salford, was delivering aid when he was captured in Syria in December.

Ed Thomas reports.

  • 23 Sep 2014
Go to next video: Henning speaks during aid convoy