26/10/2011 12:44 BST | Updated 26/12/2011 05:12 GMT

Saif Gaddafi Offers To Surrender To International Criminal Court, Reports Say

Colonel Gaddafi's fugitive son Saif al-Islam has offered to hand himself in to the International Criminal Court, it has been reported.

Saif has been on the run since Thursday after his father and brother were killed while trying to escape from the northern coastal city of Sirte.

It is believed that he fled across the Libyan desert in an attempt to make it over the border to join other members of his family in the safety of Algeria or Niger.

A National Transitional Council (NTC) Official told the Reuters that he has offered to hand himself over to the court in The Hague.

It has also been reported that Gaddafi's ex-intelligence chief, Abdullah Senussi is also willing to turn himself in.

"They are proposing a way to hand themselves over to The Hague," NTC spokesman Abdel Majid Mlegta told Reuters.

London educated Saif was seen as the most likely heir to his father and helped broker the deal that brought Libya in from the cold in 2004.