Tebbut kidnapping back in news

Secret MI6 document suggests British government failed to communicate a threat and later ignored an unjust conviction.

Exclusive: UK under pressure over Kenya kidnapping

Clayton Swisher, Will Jordan

A secret MI6 document obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit raises serious questions about the British government’s actions before and after the kidnapping of Judith Tebbutt and the killing of her husband, David.

The couple was seized on September 11, 2011, during a brazen assault on a Kenyan luxury resort in Lamu, near the Somali border.

The intelligence briefing suggests British spies had specific information about a threat to British travellers, something the Foreign Office failed to communicate to the public.

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