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Colleagues "delighted" at hostage release

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Colleagues of Judith Tebbutt from Bishop's Stortford who was released from captivity on Wednesday, 21 March, say they're "delighted" to hear the news.

The 56-year-old was snatched from a Kenyan holiday resort by Somali pirates and her husband, David Tebbutt, was shot dead.

Staff at Kneesworth House Hospital released a statement saying they hope to see her back when she's ready. The statement read: “All the staff and patients that Jude works with at Partnerships in Care Kneesworth House Hospital are absolutely delighted to hear the news of Jude’s safe release.

"After her dreadful ordeal we know she will want time with her family and friends but we are all thinking of her and sending her our warmest regards. We hope to see her back at the hospital when she is ready.”

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