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Foreign Secretary welcomes release of Judith Tebbutt

Following the release of Judith Tebbutt earlier today, the Foreign Secretary has issued the following statement.

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“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.”

Published 21 March 2012