Dr Abbas Khan is an NHS orthopaedic specialist who grew up in the local area and attended Ernest Bevin College (the same school as Sadiq). He is married with children.
It has been reported that Dr Khan was arrested at a Syrian Government checkpoint after entering the country from Turkey. It is understood that he entered Syria to work in a field hospital.
Sadiq wrote to the Foreign Office on 6th December to ask that every effort was taken to locate Dr Khan and to bring him home.
Sadiq Khan MP said:
"I am pleased that the Government have responded to me. I appreciate the difficulty faced since the Foreign Office withdrew UK consular staff from Damascus.
“I remain concerned about Dr Khan’s whereabouts and his safety. It is important that the Government continues to take this case seriously and keep his family updated at all times.
“I will continue to push for Dr Khan’s safe return to the UK”.
You can read a copy of the letter Sadiq wrote to the Foreign Office and the response he has now received below.