A British teacher whose colleague died after they spent the night drinking together is being hunted by authorities in Burma.

Gary Ferguson, 47, who is also British, was found dead in his colleague's apartment in the city of Rangoon with head and chest injuries.

Burmese authorities said his 25-year-old colleague had not been seen since the attack, and is wanted on suspicion of carrying it out.

A police officer in Rangoon said: "At the time they were together drinking. They were talking and fighting."

Mr Ferguson and the suspect both taught at the Horizon International School in the commercial city.

The victim had worked there for a year, while the suspect had worked there for around three months, according to a school spokesman.

The spokesman said: "We don't know exactly what happened. They were together and they had been drinking and enjoying the night and after that he was found dead on Sunday morning.

"They were friends but they had been drinking. He (the colleague) is now missing and there is an investigation.

"We send our condolences to Mr Ferguson's family."

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office told ITV News: "We are providing help and support to the family of a British national following a death in Rangoon, Burma, and are in touch with the local authorities."