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Rangoon murder suspect spotted in Scotland

Press reports from the UK say that a man wanted for murder in Burma has been spotted in Glasgow.

Scotland’s Glasgow Herald and London-based tabloid Daily Mail reported this week that Harris Binotti has been seen entering and leaving an apartment in Glasgow, western Scotland, where he is living with his Belgian girlfriend.

The 25-year-old Scot is wanted for questioning by Rangoon police after he left the country following the murder of his colleague, Gary Ferguson, 47, in November. Both Binotti and Ferguson were working as English teachers in Rangoon. It is alleged the Scot battered Englishman Ferguson to death after a drinking session had turned sour.

Binotti was believed to have flown out of Rangoon to Bangkok the following day.

Burmese police eventually contacted Interpol who in turn issued a “Red Notice” worldwide to be on the lookout for Binotti.

The Glasgow Herald yesterday cited a Scottish police statement which said that they had no authority to arrest anyone at this stage.


“Police Scotland will continually monitor any ongoing risk and take all appropriate measures,” the statement is reported to have read.

Meanwhile, at Kyauktada police station, which is overseeing the case, an officer told DVB that they “had not been informed [that Binotti had been spotted in Scotland]” and that they did not know if the suspect will be detained and extradited to Burma.



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