Petraeus makes London pledge over hostage death

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US General David Petraeus tonight pledged to find out how British aid worker Linda Norgrove died as her body was flown back from Afghanistan.

Gen Petraeus, the commander of the Nato-led campaign in Afghanistan, described the investigation as a "personal priority" during talks with David Cameron in Downing Street.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "The body of Linda Norgrove was repatriated this afternoon.

"An RAF flight from Afghanistan arrived at RAF Lyneham at 3.55pm.

"Linda's family has asked for privacy. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."