The brother of a North-east man who was feared kidnapped after a night out in Vietnam has told of his 20-mile walk to safety.
Connor Leslie, from Newtonhill, went missing in the south east Asian country when a taxi driver drove off and dumped him in the middle of nowhere.
The 23-year-old maintenance technician with Schlumberger was in Hanoi with two friends and they were returning to their hotel at around 2.30am local time on Saturday.
Connor’s friends got out of the taxi but as they were assisting their friend the driver sped off.
Unable to contact Connor on his mobile phone, the pair reported the incident to the police and British Embassy in Hanoi.
Speaking on behalf of his brother, Ross said it had taken him about 20 hours to get back to Watermark West Lake apartments at Tay Ho, Hanoi.
He said: “He (the taxi driver) took his phone off him, but didn’t take any of his money.
“Connor can’t speak the language, so he just started walking back towards the city.
“He knew that he was staying next to the big lake, so when he eventually saw that he just walked around the edge of it – thinking he would eventually end up back at the apartment.”
It is understood the taxi driver – who was caught on CCTV – is now being questioned by police.