Murdered aid worker's wife flies home

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The wife of murdered aid worker Michael Pollard is to fly home from Hungary today. Jo Pollard, of Baildon, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, has been recovering in Nyiregyhaza hospital after a savage roadside attack last week in which her 62-year-old husband Michael, a church pastor, was beaten to death.

Doctors said 55-year-old Mrs Pollard would be able to leave hospital tomorrow after doing "marvellously well" following an operation last Friday. Mrs Pollard suffered two broken jaw bones, a broken nose and bruising after being hit by an iron bar.

The couple were taking food, toys and medical supplies to orphanages in Eastern Europe, when their parked motorhome was approached by three bogus policemen demanding money. Despite handing over about pounds 50 in local currency, the men beat Mr Pollard, and later returned to attack Mrs Pollard.