Interpol have sent out a "red notice" alert for a teacher accused of the November 2016 murder of an English co-worker in southern Myanmar.

Scotsman Harris Binotti was teaching for three months at Yangon's Horizon International School with Gary Ferguson, who had been employed for a year.

Binotti, 26, had reportedly been out drinking with Ferguson, 47, two nights prior to the Englishman's body being found in his flat on 4 November – with neighbours allegedly claiming to hear sounds of "shouting and banging" at the time, hinting that a fight had taken place.

The teacher, from Dumfries, then took a flight to Thailand a day before the discovery.

Ferguson died from injuries to his chest and head.

Interpol – the International Criminal Police Organisation, which works as a network of criminal law enforcement agencies in various countries – has issued a "red notice" alert that charges Binotti with murder.

He can now be tracked down by police internationally with a view to an arrest.

The brother of the victim, Martin Ferguson, released an emotional statement on his Facebook page, confirming Interpol's notice.

"After such a hard and long fight, I am in tears to announce that Binotti has finally been put on the Interpol list of wanted persons. He can now be arrested internationally."

A red notice is issued by Interpol when an individual is sought after by many national jurisdictions – it is not an official arrest warrant. Instead, it helps identify the suspect.

Binotti is believed to have brown hair and blue eyes and is roughly 1.68m (5ft 5in) tall.

Harris Binotti
Harris Binotti, 26, is wanted by Interpol over the November 2016 murder of Gary Ferguson in Myanmar. Facebook