The family of Malaysia Airlines crash victim Glenn Thomas have been told his body has finally been identified and can be brought home to Blackpool.
The former journalist, 49, was among 298 people killed when his flight crashed in Ukraine, apparently after being shot down over the war-torn country.
His twin sister, Tracey Withers, who lives in South Shore, told The Gazette the discovery of the body means the family can finally get some closure after the tragedy – but they do not yet know when he will be flown home.
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.”
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