A British teacher is sought by police in Myanmar following the death of his friend and colleague who was found with head and chest wounds.

The body Gary Ferguson, 47, was found at the flat of his co-worker Harris Binotti in the former capital of Yangon by his wife on 6 November. His wife went looking for Ferguson after he failed to come home from a night of drinking two days earlier.

Both Binotti and Ferguson worked as teachers at the Horizon International School. Police now want to speak to 25-year-old Binotti in connection with Ferguson's death.

It is believed that Binotti has fled the country into neighbouring Thailand. Police believe he may have flown to Bangkok the day before Ferguson's body was found.

Ferguson had worked at the school around a year, while Binotti had worked there for three months.

A Horizon International School spokesperson told the Press Association: "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 [6 November]

"They were friends but they had been drinking. He [Binotti] is now missing and there is an investigation. We send our condolences to Mr Ferguson's family."

A Foreign Office spokesperson said: "We are providing help and support to the family of a British national following a death in Rangoon, Burma, and are in touch with the local authorities."

Horizon International School
General view of the Horizon International School in Yangon, Myanmar Ye Aung Thu/ AFP