Kidnapped British Woman Released By Somali Gunmen - Husband Dead
“I am delighted that Judith Tebbutt has been released following her six month ordeal," said UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Judith is now in the care of the British High Commission in Nairobi and has been reunited with her son, Oliver, said the foreign office.
"Our immediate thoughts are with Judith’s family and friends who have endured the ordeal of her captivity with great strength and dignity," said Hague.
David Tebbutt, Judith’s husband, was killed during the attack on the couple and Judith Tebbutt said that it was difficult to learn of her husband's death.
"I am of course hugely relieved to at last be free, and overjoyed to be reunited with my son Ollie. This however is a time when my joy at being safe again is overwhelmed by my immense grief, shared by Ollie and the wider family, following David’s passing in September last year. My family and I now need to grieve properly," she said in a statement given after her release.
“I would like to thank everybody who has supported Ollie throughout this ordeal. I am now looking forward to returning home to family and friends whom I have missed so very much.
“I hope that while I adjust to my freedom and the devastating loss of my husband, that I and my family will be allowed space, time and most of all privacy, to come to terms with the events of the last six months,” she said.
Tebbutt was released after a private security firm arranged to pay the ransom raised by her son, according to a BBC report.
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