Judith Tebbutt with BBC World Service presenter Dan Damon
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'I was abducted by pirates'

In September 2011, British social worker Judith Tebbutt was abducted by Somali pirates, snatched from a beach resort in Kenya and taken by speedboat to be held hostage for more than six months.

After weeks of imprisonment she found out that her husband, David, had been killed when she was kidnapped.

She said that one of the things that kept her going was listening to the BBC World Service.

She agreed to give her only broadcast interview to one of the broadcasters she listened to during the months that she was held captive, Dan Damon.

The BBC's Dan Damon outlines Ms Tebbutt's story.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 26 July 2013.

  • 26 Jul 2013
  • From the section Africa