A video has emerged on Youtube purporting to show a British journalist who is apparently being held by Islamic State.
The man is a writer and photographer who has worked for British national newspapers who says that he was captured by IS after entering Syria in November 2012.
In the slickly-produced video he is sat at a desk wearing an orange top and addresses the camera, apparently reading from a script.
He says: “I know what you’re thinking, he’s only doing this because he’s a prisoner, because he’s got a gun at his head and he’s being forced to do this. Right?