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Freed hostage back home

Freed hostage Judith Tebbutt from Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire his back in the UK.

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Freed Hertfordshire hostage back in Britain

Judith Tebbutt from Bishop's Storford, Hertfordshire who was held hostage in Africa for more than six months. Credit: ITV News

A Hertfordshire woman snatched by pirates from an east African island flew back to Britain on Friday night after being released from captivity. Judith Tebbutt from Bishop's Stortford had been held hostage for more than six months after she was kidnapped off the Kenyan coast.

Mrs Tebbutt arrived at Heathrow's Terminal Three at 6.40pm, on a Virgin flight from Nairobi.After landing, Mrs Tebbutt, 57, was taken by uniformed officials to a secure area in Terminal Five. She was driven away in an unmarked police convoy at 7.40pm without speaking to reporters at the airport.

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