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.
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
As a British hostage is finally freed from Somali pirates after six months in captivity, the UK will be unwilling to go after her captors.