Police rescue hostage before captor dies
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Josh Pitt inquest: Hostage rescue footage shown to jury

The moment armed police burst into a flat to rescue a woman being held hostage by her partner has been captured on police bodycam.

Josh Pitt, 24, shouted "I want a negotiator" and "I will kill myself" while holding Katherine Moore hostage at his flat in Luton. He had armed himself with kitchen knives.

After Ms Moore was rescued, the inquest was told Mr Pitt attacked one of the officers and was shot dead.

A jury was shown the footage as part of an inquest at Ampthill Coroner's Court. Coroner Ian Pears said there were "disputes and differences of facts" in the case.

Correction 11 January: This story has been updated with a quote from the coroner to clarify that facts in the case are disputed between parties involved.

  • 09 Jan 2019
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