Body of Briton who died while fighting Isis in Syria arrives in UK

Lock joined Kurdish militia after telling his family he was going on holiday to Turkey. Photograph: Family handout
Lock joined Kurdish militia after telling his family he was going on holiday to Turkey. Photograph: Family handout

The body of a British man who died after travelling to Syria to join Kurdish militia in the fight against Islamic State has arrived back at Heathrow airport to a hero’s welcome.

Dozens of people, including members of the Kurdish community, held roses and pictures of Ryan Lock, 20, as his body was repatriated to the UK.

Lock, from Chichester, West Sussex, died in an Isis offensive during efforts to retake the northern city of Raqqa, considered the terrorist group’s capital.

The former chef joined Kurdish militia after telling his family he was going on holiday to Turkey in August. He had no previous military experience.

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SOURCES: News Now/ Press Association/Guardian Online

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