Sister of British hostage John Cantlie calls on Islamic State to ‘restart dialogue’ with the family

The sister of British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State militants, tonight urged the terror group to ‘restart dialogue’ with his family.

In an emotional appeal, Jessica Cantlie said that the family had been in contact with the terrorists, but that recent messages have been ignored.

Ms Cantlie said it was ‘frustrating’ that their line of communication had been cut off and ‘strongly’ challenged the group to return to ‘their previously opened channel’.