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.

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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.