Sunday, September 18, 2011

Judith Tebbutt fought 'kicking and screaming' as she was dragged away by suspected pirates - 18th Sept 2011

A kidnapped British tourist was dragged 'kicking and screaming' into the Somali town of Kisamayo by armed men, according to a witness.

Judith Tebbutt, 56, was handed to a gang of armed militants before being driven away in a convoy of Toyota Land cruisers.

She had been on holiday in Kenya with her husband David when suspected pirates broke into their £560-a-night cottage.

The graphic account came as the first pictures emerged of Ali Babitu Kololo, a Kenyan man arrested on suspicion of being involved with the kidnap.

The assailants shot dead Mr Tebbutt, a publishing executive, before bundling Mrs Tebutt into a fishing boat and taking her to Somalia.

A witness who works in the port town of Kisamayo told the Sunday Times that he looked on as Mrs Tebutt was handed to a gang of armed militants.

The porter told the newspaper: 'Armed men came to the port before the boats came, they took all the porters including me to rooms to hide what was going on. Read More