Bring ‘much-loved’ captured Aiden Aslin home, say his emotional family

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 (YouTube/Graham Phillips)
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A British prisoner of war’s family have made an emotional plea on Tuesday as they said they are trying to bring Aiden Aslin home to them.

The 28-year-old, from Nottingham, was taken prisoner by Vladimir Putin’s forces in Mariupol, Ukraine in April after his unit ran out of ammunition and food.

He is one of at least three British men being held by pro-Russian forces; Shaun Pinner, 48, and Andrew Hill, 35, have also been captured alongside Mr Aslin.

Now Mr Aslin’s family said he is a “much-loved man” and “very much missed” in a new statement.

They said: “We, the family of Aiden Aslin, wish to ask for privacy at this time from the media.

“This is a very sensitive and emotional time for our family, and we would like to say thank you to all that have supported us.

“We are currently working with the Ukrainian government and the Foreign Office to try and bring Aiden home. Aiden is a much-loved man and very much missed, and we hope that he will be released very soon.”

When asked about Aiden Aslin, Dominic Raab said the Foreign Office will “make all the representations” on his behalf.

The Deputy Prime Minister told LBC: “In relation to that case, I don’t know all the details, but of course we would expect the laws of armed conflict to be respected, and we will make sure that we will make all the representations.

“I know the Foreign Office will be looking at making sure all those representations are made.”

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