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Alan Henning: Plymouth taxi drivers' remembrance convoy

Taxis in convoy
Image caption More than 150 taxis travelled in convoy to remember father-of-two Alan Henning

More than 150 cabbies in Plymouth have taken part in a drive in memory of murdered aid worker Alan Henning.

The 47-year-old taxi driver from Salford was killed in a video released by IS militants.

The taxis travelled in convoy and held a multi-faith service to remember the father-of-two.

Organiser Ken Bennett said: "The two hours of doing what we're doing today is nothing to a man losing his life doing what he could to help humanity."

He added: "We were very shocked to hear of the sudden murder of Alan Henning and we thought as a gesture of respect to his family we would drive from the outskirts of Plymouth to the city centre and have a short service of remembrance.

"Taxi drivers stick together. It doesn't matter what it is - we will stick together."

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Image caption Alan Henning was on his fourth visit to Syria to deliver aid when he was taken hostage

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