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Thursday 31 July 2014

British oil worker kidnapped in Indonesia

Lucy Christie

Published 12/06/2013|08:37

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A BRITISH oil worker has reportedly been kidnapped in Indonesia.

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Engineer Malcolm Primrose, 61, was ambushed by an armed group as he travelled back from a mine site in the Aceh region, reports said.

Mr Primrose is said to work for mining company Medco E&P and was in a car with his driver when confronted by the men.

There were no indications of shots being fired, the BBC reported local police saying.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: "We are aware of an incident and are in touch with the local authorities."

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