A British woman, who was kidnapped from an island resort on the Kenyan coast, has given evidence at the trial today.
Judith Tebbutt is likely to be interviewed by Scotland Yard detectives when she returns to the UK
Judith Tebbutt is under British consular care in Nairobi after being released from more than six months in captivity with Somali pirates
More than six months after being seized by Somali pirates, Judith Tebbutt has arrived back in Britain.
The 57-year-old was released after a ransom of £800,000 was reportedly paid.
She was seized from the remote Kiwayu Safari Village in Kenya last September by a gang who killed her husband David.
Judith Tebbutt has flown back to Britain after being released by Somali pirates who kidnapped her and killed her husband at a resort in Kenya last September.
Adjoa Anyimadu, Africa specialist research assistant at Chatham House has said that the ransom demands over British holidaymakers in Somalia have risen significantly over the years, as the temptation to earn money at any cost is 'very clear'.
British hostage Judith Tebbutt is expected to arrive home to the UK today after her release from Somali pirates yesterday.
Ian Stevenson, a friend of Judith Tebbutt's late husband David, speaks ahead of her expected arrival back in the UK.
Judith Tebbutt, who was kidnapped from a beach in Kenya in a raid which left her husband David dead, has been freed in Somalia.
Members of the gang which held Judith Tebbutt captive were arrested earlier this week, according to eyewitnesses. The men were briefly detained at an airfield in Adado, Somalia.
One eyewitness said they were attempting to collect the ransom for Mrs Tebbutt's release when they were arrested for being at the airfield without permission. The men were questioned for several hours before being freed.
– William Hague, Foreign Secretary
“I am delighted that Judith Tebbutt has been released following her six month ordeal. Judith is now in the care of the British High Commission in Nairobi and has been reunited with her son, Oliver.
Our immediate thoughts are with Judith’s family and friends who have endured the ordeal of her captivity with great strength and dignity. David Tebbutt, Judith’s husband, was killed during the attack on the couple and I send my deepest condolences to them as they continue to come to terms with his death as a family. I hope the media will respect the family’s call for privacy.”