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WISHART EXPRESSES “SHOCK, ANGER AND SADNESS AT EXECUTION OF AID WORKER DAVID HAINES

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Commenting on news that aid worker David Haines, who grew up in Perth and has family in the city, has now been executed, the Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire expressed his shock, anger and sadness at the news:

“This dreadful news will be devastating for Mr Haines’ family and I know that everyone in Perthshire will share my shock, anger and sadness at what has been done by these terrorists. David Haines went to the Middle East to help those caught up in conflict and attempt to make conditions better for the people he so bravely served. The whole world will be sickened by the actions of these utterly contemptible people and their perverted cause.

“My thoughts are with my constituents who have suffered this appalling loss and to Mr Haines’s family and friends elsewhere.  I appeal to the media to give them all the space and privacy they need to come to terms with what has happened.

“I have been keeping in frequent contact with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and is family in Perth since I first learned that someone connected to my constituency had been taken hostage and will be continuing to do as efforts are made to bring his killers to justice.”

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