Algeria Hostage Crisis Site Footage Emerges

The scene of the hostage crisis that left scores of people dead in Algeria has been shown for the first time in fresh footage of the site.

Six Britons and a British resident were among a total of 37 foreigners, at least 10 Algerians and dozens of terrorists who died in the four-day siege at the In Amenas gas plant.

Algeria's prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal said several of the hostages were executed with a bullet to the head.

He said 29 of the militants - at least one of whom was Canadian - were killed and three arrested as the siege was brought to an end by an Algerian military assault at the weekend.

Video of the remote site in the Algerian desert features pictures of tables full of weapons, many of them automatic rifles. Also shown are upturned and bullet-riddled vehicles.

The video emerged as one of the British hostages killed in the siege was remembered at his funeral as a "humble, kind and generous man".

Between 250 and 300 mourners gathered at Kirkcaldy Crematorium in Fife to pay their last respects to 59-year-old Kenneth Whiteside.