• Short Summary

    In Montevideo the Embassy car has been recovered in which Tupamaro urban guerrillas on Friday (8 January) kidnapped British ambassador in Uruguay Mr Geoffrey Jackson.

  • Description

    In Montevideo the Embassy car has been recovered in which Tupamaro urban guerrillas on Friday (8 January) kidnapped British ambassador in Uruguay Mr Geoffrey Jackson.

    Near the car were found bloodstains which were thought to have come from an injured guard who was with Mr. Jackson.

    On Saturday (9 January), the day after the kidnapping, it was still not known for certain who was holding Mr. Jackson, since there had been no ransom demand or communication with the Government.

    Twelve thousand Uruguayan police and troops searched intensively all day in Montevideo, and the Government offered a reward of more than three thousand pounds sterling (two million pesos) for information on Mr. Jackson's whereabouts.

    Mr. Jackson was on his way to the British embassy when he was kidnapped. The Embassy car was blocked by a pick-up truck. A Ford Cortina followed the ambassador's car as escort.

    Half an hour after the attack, the Ambassador's Daimler was found near one of Montevideo's beaches. Its engine was still running.

    Bloodstains nearby could have come from an injured guard. Police believe that at least ten men attacked Mr. Jackson and his escort. Four of them attacked his chauffeur and guard; three others dealt with the escort. Mr. Jackson was driven off by the other three, at high speed in his own car.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABXVGT3FQCAIK9SG8HAN2OYK7H
    Media URN:
    VLVABXVGT3FQCAIK9SG8HAN2OYK7H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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