A man believed to be 29-year-old British citizen Rurik Jutting has been pictured arriving at a local court in Hong Kong to face two counts of murder.
It follows local authorities finding the bodies of two women in his apartment.
Police have not officially identified Mr Jutting, while the Foreign Office said a British national had been held but did not give further details.
Local media reports have identified one of the victims as Sumarti Ningsih, a 25-year-old Indonesian.
Local media reports have identified one of the victims of a double murder in Hong Kong as Sumarti Ningsih, 25.
The South China Morning Post reported that she travelled to Hong Kong from Indonesia on a tourist visa last month.
A British man will face Hong Kong magistrates tomorrow after being handed a holding charge in connection with a gruesome double murder.
The 29-year-old has been questioned after two women were found dead at an exclusive apartment in the Wanchai district.
As ITV News China Correspondent Lucy Watson reports, the man has been named locally as Rurik Jutting who recently quit his banking job.
Hong Kong Police have laid a "holding charge" against a 29-year-old foreign man in connection with a double murder. He is believed to be British bank employee Rurik Jutting.
A police statement said:
Police today (November 3) laid a holding charge against a 29-year-old man with two counts of murder.
Police arrested the man on November 1 in suspected connection with a murder case in a unit at 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai in the small hours on the same day in which a foreign woman aged between 25 and 30, and another woman were killed.
The arrestee will appear before Eastern Magistrates' Courts today.
A man arrested in Hong Kong after the bodies of two women were found in an apartment has been named in reports as British national Rurik Jutting.
Hong Kong Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the women at an address in Wan Chai district in the early hours of yesterday.
Police have been searching the apartment building where the bodies were found in Hong Kong.
The apartment is on the 31st floor in an expensive block popular with financial professionals.
The man arrested in connection with the murder of two women found dead in a Hong Kong apartment is an employee of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Reuters has reported.
Reuters cited "a source with direct knowledge of the situation" while adding that a spokewoman for the bank in New York had declined to comment.
The Foreign Office has confirmed a British national has been held in Hong Kong. The Press Association reports the arrest is in connection with the double murder investigation.
The body of one of two women found dead in a Hong Kong flat - which has reportedly led to the arrest of a British national - was found inside a suitcase on the balcony, local police have said.
Hong Kong Police statement said the other female - aged between 25 and 30 - was found with wounds to her neck and buttock and confirmed dead at the residence in the Wan Chai district.
Police said the victim found inside a suitcase had sustained neck injuries and confirmed a knife was found at the scene.
The statement added the 29-year-old foreign man was being detained for enquiries after being arrested for murder at the scene.
A British man has been arrested over a double murder in Hong Kong, the Press Association have reported.
Police in the former UK colony said a 29-year-old man was held after the bodies of two women were found at an address in the Wan Chai district.
The Foreign Office confirmed a Briton had been arrested.
We can confirm that a British national has been arrested in Hong Kong.
We are in touch with the local police and stand ready to provide consular assistance.
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