Scottish tourist is feared kidnapped in Vietnam
Connor Leslie, 23, from Aberdeen was returning to his hotel in Hanoi with two friends Matthew Foy and Matt Shuttleton at around 2.30am.
When they got to their hotel, the taxi driver sped off with Connor still in the car.
His frantic friends have taken to social media in an attempt to track him down.
Friend David Andrew wrote in an Instagram post: “Connor Leslie was taken against his will by a taxi driver at roughly 2:30am (9.30pm UK) last night and has not been seen since.
“His last location was at watermark Tay ho 395 LAC long quan tay ho Hanoi, Vietnam.”
He also shared a photo of Connor taken just hours before he vanished.
Friend Lewis Dickson told the Press and Journal: “They had not long arrived in Hanoi, it was their first night out and they had been chatting to the taxi driver. When he offered to give them a lift home, they thought nothing of it.
“We have informed the British embassy in Hanoi, we just want to find him safe and well.”
He added that his friends have managed to get a translator who is helping them liaise with local police.
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman today said: “We are assisting the family of a British man who has been reported missing in Vietnam, and our staff are in contact with the Vietnamese police.”
Matthew Foy said:”[Matt] was sleeping in the taxi. I tried to pull him out by the arm but he wasn’t moving.
“We stood there wondering what we were going to do to get him out when the taxi driver drove away with him in the back.”
He added that it was their last night in the city before heading to Cambodia.
Geordie shore star Gaz Beadle tweeted Connor’s friend’s tweet asking if anyone had seen him.
He wrote: “everyone please read this”.