British aid worker Patrick Noonan, who was freed after nearly three months of captivity in Sudan"s Darfur region, arrives at Khartoum airport
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British aid worker hostage released in Sudan

A British aid worker has flown back to the UK, after three months in captivity in Sudan.

Patrick Noonan, aged 48, was kidnapped by an armed gang while working for the World Food Programme in South Darfur.

He is the 40th aid worker to have been kidnapped in the region, in the past three years.

James Copnall reports.

  • 31 May 2012