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Is British teacher wanted over murder of colleague in Burma hiding out in Thailand?

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Is British teacher wanted over murder of colleague in Burma hiding out in Thailand? | Samui Times
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Police in Myanmar believe a 25 year old British man wanted in connection with the death of a colleague, also from Britain, could be hiding out in Thailand.

british-ex-pat-wanted-for-murderOn Monday afternoon, officers revealed that Harris Binotti took a Thai Airways flight from Yangon International Airport to Suvarnabhumi on Nov 5.

However, AFP reported that police in Thailand have been unwilling to comment if the suspect remains in the country or visited in transit.

Officers also confirmed that Interpol have been asked to join the manhunt for Binotti, after his colleague Peter Gary Ferguson, 47, also from the UK was found with dead at Binotti’s apartment.

Police said that Binotti had not been seen since the pair had been drinking together in Rangoon on Saturday.

Mr Ferguson’s body was discovered on Sunday by his Thai wife, with whom he has a child, in the suspect’s apartment after he had failed to return home.

An officer in Rangoon told AFP they suspect Binotti carried out the attack.

“At the time they were together drinking. They were talking and fighting,” the officer said.

The two men had worked as English teachers at Horizon International School in Rangoon.

“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. (Mr Binotti) is now missing and there is an investigation. We send our condolences to Mr Ferguson’s family”, spokesperson for the school told AFP.

A spokesperson for the Foreign Office confirmed the family of a British national is receiving support following a death in Rangoon.

A Facebook page belonging to Harris Binotti revealed he had also taught English in Cambodia.

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