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Ken Bigley

Asked to set out the official version of events leading up to the murder of Ken Bigley, the PMOS said that he had nothing to add to what the Foreign Office had said about this matter over the weekend other than to say that the picture remained confused. It would take time, if ever, to clarify what had happened. Asked for a reaction to reports suggesting that Mr Bigley’s body had been found this morning, the PMOS said that we were aware of the reports but were unable to confirm them at this stage. Asked if it was Government policy not to bribe captors in an attempt to persuade them to help their hostages escape, the PMOS said that as we had made clear, we were not in the business of negotiations or paying ransoms.

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  1. Ken Bigley’s is another life needlessly wasted. What appears tragic to me is that people leave Britain and go to live in these middle eastern countries to reap financial benefit and do not seem to accept that when things go wrong, they will not be treated with the same respect as they would at home. Is it not time that people realise this and steer clear of any country and situation which could potentially put them at risk?

    Comment by Moira Zollinger — 9 Nov 2004 on 9:17 pm | Link
  2. ken bigley was wasted by terrorist because he was a nonce, he tried to play the game his own way and not by the rules of allah

    Comment by brian browers — 4 Feb 2007 on 8:40 pm | Link

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