Body ‘is British Iraq hostage’

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he is “deeply saddened” that a body believed to be a British hostage has been passed to authorities in Iraq.The prime minister’s spokesman said efforts were now under way to “urgently establish identity”.
Five British men were taken captive in Baghdad in July 2007. The families of hostages Alan McMenemy and Alec MacLachlan, who worked as security guards in Iraq, had previously been told they are “very likely” dead. The bodies of two men who were shot dead, fellow security guards Jason Swindlehurst and Jason Creswell, have already been released.
In a statement, UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband said he believed remaining hostage Peter Moore – an IT consultant – was still alive.

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