Freed hostage back to normal life
Freed hostage Peter Moore is beginning his return to normal life after spending time with his family.
The 36-year-old computer expert from Lincoln was reunited with his loved ones on Friday following his two-and-a-half year kidnap ordeal in Iraq.
Mr Moore was seized with his four British bodyguards by militants posing as police at Baghdad's finance ministry in May 2007. He was released on Wednesday following lengthy negotiations.
Mr Moore spent a quiet New Year's Eve at the British embassy in Baghdad before flying back to the UK via Amman, Jordan. He touched down at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire shortly after 5pm.
Wearing a blue fleece top, beige trousers and a cap, he was met by Foreign Office officials and driven away from the base to meet his family at a secret location.
A Foreign Office spokesman said he spent Friday night with his family before "easing back into life".
No fixed plan has been agreed on how his return to normality and debriefing process will progress, he added.
Mr Moore's return to the UK was veiled in secrecy following a request for privacy from his family, who are believed to have asked for a "period of decompression", enabling Mr Moore to ease gently back into normal life.
In a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Mr Moore's step-parents Fran and Pauline Sweeney said: "We are thrilled to have Peter back safely.
"We have a lot of catching up to do and would like to have time with Peter on our own. We would now ask the media to give us space and privacy."