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    The life of Mr. Geoffrey Jackson, the kidnapped British Ambassador to Uruguay, was threatened in?

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    The life of Mr. Geoffrey Jackson, the kidnapped British Ambassador to Uruguay, was threatened in a message purporting to come from his captors, if police approach the kidnappers hideout. The typewritten communication, not yet authenticated, was found on Tuesday (January 26) by reporters in several city-centre bars.

    The message, believed to be from the Tupamaros Urban Guerrillas, who kidnapped the 55-year-old British envoy on January 8, added that he, Brazilian Consul, Aloysio Dias Gomide, and American Agronomist, Claude Fly, were in perfect health.

    Gomide and Fly were seized five months ago.

    The guerrilla communique said the lives of the three captives would be in danger if police "approach the places where they are located".

    The message, which appeared similar to earlier genuine notes, added it was up to the Government to make a truce initiative. The Government has refused to negotiate with the guerrillas, and troops and police have been engaged in a widespread hunt for the kidnapped men and their abductors.

    Three days after Mr. Jackson was snatched from the car which was driving him to his office, the guerrillas said he was held in "people's prison" together with the other two men.

    Thousands of police and troops armed with emergency powers have been involved in the hunt for the kidnappers, with house-to-house searches, road blocks and mass arrests.

    So far they have found no clues to the whereabouts of the three captives.

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