British GSK executive 'banned from leaving China'

A senior British GlaxoSmithKline executive has been banned from leaving China as authorities investigate multimillion pound bribery claims against the drugs giant.

Steve Nechelput, the company's finance director in China, has been told that he cannot leave, although he is free to move around the country.

Glaxo stressed that he had not been detained or questioned in relation to the bribery probe.

British diplomats are understood to have been in contact with Mr Nechelput and he is continuing to carry out his work.