FAO His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott KCMG RVO Ambassador to the US
Dear Sir Peter,
I am prompted to write to you because I saw and heard you on what passes for 'news' in these isles on the likelihood of finding the British subject who carried out a supposedly heinous act. I note that a naive assumption has been made - that the recorded voice was that of the masked murderer.
Although I have served as an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon and thus was used to amputating limbs, I have shrunk from 'videos' allegedly reporting decapitation in Syria where HMG has been supporting terrorist actions against the sovereign government there.