Cameron Angered by Beheading of Alan Henning

Posted on October 4, 2014

The murder of hostage Alan Henning was “completely unforgivable” David Cameron has said, as he vowed the UK would do all it could to find the killers.

A video purporting to show Mr Henning being beheaded has been released by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Mr Cameron said IS was a “repulsive” and “barbaric” organisation.

He described Mr Henning, who was delivering aid to Syria in December when he was kidnapped, as a “kind, gentle, compassionate and caring man”.

‘Absolutely abhorrent’

Speaking at Chequers following a briefing from defence and intelligence officials, including the head of MI5, Mr Cameron said: “The murder of Alan Henning is absolutely abhorrent.

“It is senseless, it is completely unforgiveable. Anyone in any doubt about this organisation can now see how truly repulsive and barbaric it is.

BBC Online reports>

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