MH17 flight crash: Body of Briton Glenn Thomas identified

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Glenn Thomas’ family are preparing to have body returned to Blackpool
The body of a British of the MH17 air disaster has been identified, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Glenn Thomas, 49, from Blackpool, one of 298 people killed when the Malaysia Airlines flight was reportedly shot down by a missile in Ukraine in July.

Mr Thomas, a media officer for the World Health Organisation, was identified at the weekend.
His family are making for his body to be returned to Blackpool.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We can confirm the formal identification of another British victim of Flight MH17 Glenn Thomas.

“His family have been informed. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“We continue to provide consular assistance to the family.”

Mr Thomas was travelling to Australia for a conference on Aids when the crashed.

He was one of 10 Britons killed in the tragedy, and leaves behind his partner Claudio and sister Tracey. (BBC)[eap_ad_3]