Algeria hostage Belfast man Stephen McFaul due home
A spokesperson for the family of Stephen McFaul have described his mood as "bright and together and nervously excited" about returning home.
The 36-year-old is expected to arrive back in Northern Ireland on Friday or Saturday.
The oil worker, who holds an Irish passport, was held hostage at a BP facility in Algeria for two days, along with other foreign nationals.
He managed to escape on Thursday after his captors' jeep crashed.
Natasha Sayee reports for BBC Newsline.
18 Jan 2013
- From the section Northern Ireland