Razan Alakraa and her partner Ahmed Alhameed
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Doctor reunited with London fiancée after Syria war escape

A Syrian man and his London fiancée have been reunited after being separated for three years because of the country's war.

Pharmacist Razan Alakraa, from Willesden, and Ahmed Alhameed, a Syrian doctor, got together in 2009.

Mr Alhameed worked as a doctor in a field hospital after the civil war broke out, but he was arrested in 2013 and tortured by members of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

He later managed to escaped the country through Lebanon, before landing at Heathrow airport on 1 January.

Alpa Patel reports.

  • 11 Jan 2016