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Alan Henning brother-in-law pays tribute

The brother-in-law of murdered British hostage Alan Henning has described how he and his family are struggling to come to terms with news of his killing.

A video purporting to show the 47-year-old being beheaded has been released by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Colin Livesey described Mr Henning's killers as "scum" and said the family had lost a "great person".

"He was a kind, gentle man that made me laugh," he told the BBC's Ed Thomas.

"I'm just devastated for my sister and two kids."

  • 04 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK
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