Kidnapped oil worker freed

A British oil worker kidnapped in Indonesia has been released and is "safe but tired", the Foreign Office has said. Malcolm Primrose, 61, was ambushed by an armed gang as he travelled home from a drilling site in the Aceh region on Tuesday.

Kidnapped British oil worker is reunited with his family

British oil worker kidnapped in Indonesia has been reunited with his family after a two-day ordeal.

Engineer Malcolm Primrose, 61, was freed by the armed gang who took him hostage in the Aceh region at around 6am local time today.

A major police hunt was launched after the drilling supervisor was ambushed by up to six men as he travelled home from work on Tuesday.

Mr Primrose was found alone at a security post inside a palm oil plantation after his captors dropped a request for $500,000 (£320,000), local reports said.

Mr Primrose was taken at around 11am on Tuesday while en route from Medco's oil-drilling site in Blang Simpo to his home in Seumali village.

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British oil worker kidnapped in Indonesia released

A British oil worker kidnapped in Indonesia has been released, the Foreign Office has said.

Engineer Malcolm Primrose, 61, was ambushed by an armed gang as he travelled home from a drilling site in the Aceh region on Tuesday, local reports said.

The Foreign Office said that the 61-year-old is "safe but tired" after his release, which followed a police search of the local area with the assistance of soldiers.

No arrests are known to have been made at this stage.