7:51 am, Thu 13 Jun 2013
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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6:15 am, Thu 13 Jun 2013
We are delighted to confirm that Malcolm Primrose has been released
Our officials are with Mr Primrose and providing consular assistance.
He is safe but tired.
– Foreign Office spokesman
5:23 am, Thu 13 Jun 2013
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.