Kidnapped C4 reporter freed after 3 months

A journalist kidnapped by a group associated with the Taliban has returned to the UK after a three month ordeal, his family said.

Freelance reporter Sean Langan was working for the Channel 4 programme Dispatches when he was kidnapped on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, they said.

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed that Langan was “safe and well” after his release on Saturday night.

Langan’s family, who live in London, said he arrived back in the UK on Monday night.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Sean is back in the UK and free.

“We can’t thank Channel 4 enough for helping us.

“We have negotiated with his kidnappers for the last couple of weeks. Before that we were unaware of his kidnapping.

“We have no other comment to make apart from we are delighted.”

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We can confirm that Langan was released on the night of Saturday June 21.

“We do encourage people to give him space after what must have been a traumatic experience.

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