David Cawthorne Haines

British aid worker, murdered by "The Islamic State"

David Cawthorne Haines (9 May 1970 – c. 13 September 2014)[1] was a British aid worker. He was captured by the Islamic State in early 2013. He was later executed by beheading in early September 2014.[2]

David C. Haines
David Cawthorne Haines

(1970-05-09)9 May 1970
DisappearedMarch 2013
Atme, Syria
Diedc. 13 September 2014(2014-09-13) (aged 44)
Cause of deathDecapitation
OccupationAid worker


  1. "David Haines – obituary". The Daily Telegraph. London. 14 September 2014.
  2. Dashiell Bennett; Polly Mosendz (14 September 2014). "New ISIS Video Reportedly Shows the Execution of British Hostage". The Wire. Retrieved 14 September 2014.