Norwich: Service For Algeria Seige Victim

27 February 2013, 06:00

A special service is being held today to remember former Norwich School pupil Sebastian John who died in the Algerian gas plant siege.

Sebastian John, 26,  was one of six Britons killed during the siege at the In Amenas gas plant in January.

He had an eight-month-old son and only arrived in Algeria a week before the crisis to work for BP as a civil engineer.

Today, a memorial service will be held at Norwich Cathedral where his wife Nicola and his best friend from school are expected to read tributes.

Speaking soon after his death, Mrs John described her husband as ``the most amazing person... a fantastic husband, father, son and brother''.

Last month around 40 hostages, six understood to have been Britons, were killed in an attack on the In Amenas gas field.

Some 29 of the hostage-takers died, while three were captured by Algerian troops during a special forces mission to end the four-day stand-off which began on January 16.

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