France slams ‘heinous’ murder of UK captive

French President Francois Hollande on Friday expressed outrage over the murder of a British aid volunteer by the Islamic State group, pledging to help bring the perpetrators to justice.

France slams 'heinous' murder of UK captive
UK aid worker Alan Henning. Photo: AFP

Hollande "is outraged by the heinous crime carried out by the terrorist group Daesh which has murdered Alan Henning, a humanitarian volunteer", said a statement issued by the French presidency which used the Arabic acronym for the IS group.

"This crime, like previous ones, will not be unpunished.

"France will continue to lend support to the people and the authorities of Iraq in their fight against terrorism," added the statement in which Hollande also sent his condolences to Henning's family.

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