• Short Summary

    A widespread search is going on in Canada for the British diplomat, James Cross, kidnapped from his home in Montreal early on Monday )October 5) by four armed men.

  • Description

    A widespread search is going on in Canada for the British diplomat, James Cross, kidnapped from his home in Montreal early on Monday )October 5) by four armed men. The men are believed to have represented the French Canadian separatist organisation, the F.L.Q. An ultimatum has been received demanding half a million dollars in gold, the freeing of so-called political prisoners and their transport to Cuba or Algeria. The ultimatum is due to expire at 0400 GMT tomorrow(Thursday).

    Canadian government officials have condemned the abduction and requested the immediate release of Mr Cross who is reported to suffer from high blood pressure. The Canadian Minister for External Affairs, Mr Mitchell sharp, has described the Kidnappers' demands as wholly unreasonable and said they would not be met.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7A6GT70QQQTJ0UWXU1UO12510
    Media URN:
    VLVA7A6GT70QQQTJ0UWXU1UO12510
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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