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Sunday 20 April 2014

Kidnap Briton reunited with family

British oil worker Malcolm Primrose, who was kidnapped in Indonesia, has been released (AP)

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 this morning 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.

"We are delighted to confirm that Malcolm Primrose has been released," a spokesman said.

"Our officials are with Mr Primrose and providing consular assistance. He is safe but tired."

He added that he is not aware of any arrests at this stage.

Press Association

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