British oil rig employee ‘bashed colleague to death with an air cylinder and planned to escape on a chopper following he’d experienced his tea’: ‘Killer’ is detained immediately after attacking friend who stumbled throughout ‘crime scene’
- The man was observed crushed to loss of life on the Seafox Burj oil rig platform off Qatar
- Another, Christopher Begley from Lanarkshire, was also attacked but survived
- All three males were Scots contractors utilized by Ellon-based mostly Film-Ocean
A murder investigation has been launched in Qatar after a Scottish oil rig employee was allegedly beaten to loss of life on an offshore system.
The male, considered to be a married father, was identified lifeless on board the oil rig in the Persian Gulf by a colleague who is then comprehended to have also been attacked.
It has been claimed the lifeless guy experienced been ‘bludgeoned’ with a respiration apparatus bottle ahead of his human body was wrapped up in a bed sheet and attempts were manufactured to conceal it in a toilet in the staff members living quarters.
The suspect, from Aberdeen, had reportedly planned to flee on a helicopter, but was detained immediately after attacking a 2nd man who had absent to look at on his co-employee.
A murder investigation has been introduced in Qatar following a Scottish oil rig worker was allegedly beaten to demise on an offshore system. Pictured: The Seafox Burj oil platform
He is understood to have experienced critical accidents and was taken to medical center.
Staff on the rig said the survivor experienced been strike around the head and throttled but managed to escape and get support.
One reported: ‘Apparently, 1 dude battered a different employee with a BA [breathing apparatus] bottle.
‘We had been explained to he then wrapped him up in the mattress sheet and put him in the lavatory. Then he went for his supper.
‘A third male observed him and requested how the now lifeless gentleman was and mentioned he was going to see him.
‘He adopted him again to the area and then strike him more than the head and started out to strangle him, but he managed to escape and get aid.’ One more said it was considered the male liable had intended to test to dispose of the overall body by ‘throwing him overboard ahead of getting on a chopper that night’.
All a few males have been Scots contractors and had been employed by Ellon-centered Movie-Ocean, which yesterday explained the incident as ‘non-get the job done related’.
Qatari authorities are keeping the suspect alongside with two other guys for questioning as element of a prison investigation into the incident in the early hours of Monday on the Seafox Burj platform. Movie-Ocean, which owns and operates a fleet of remotely operated vehicles for the oil field, has explained it is performing with the authorities and the Foreign Business office to set up the situation surrounding the man’s loss of life.
The suspect, from Aberdeen, had reportedly prepared to flee on a helicopter, but was detained following attacking a second guy who had long gone to check out on his co-worker. The injured gentleman, Christopher Begley (pictured), from Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, was dealt with in healthcare facility but has considering that been produced
The hurt male, Christopher Begley, from Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, was dealt with in healthcare facility but has considering the fact that been released and is hoping to be with his household shortly.
His father Dennis said his son was in ‘complete shock’ more than what had transpired as he experienced formerly been on ‘friendly’ conditions with the alleged attacker.
He reported: ‘They all perform jointly. There’s been no animosity involving any of them. This seems to be entirely random. There undoubtedly wasn’t any sick feeling among the any of them so I really don’t know what is actually transpired.
‘He hardly ever saw the body. He went into the home but he under no circumstances observed the system. In essence, he acquired hit over the head with some thing.
‘I feel it was a pipe. He is high-quality.
Bashed in the head a bit. But he’s Alright. He’s back again in Scotland.’
A spokesman for Film-Ocean reported: ‘We can regretfully affirm one particular person has been fatally wounded and a different has been injured following a non-perform related incident on an offshore installation off Qatar.
‘A third man or woman has been taken into police custody. The injured employee obtained procedure in hos- pital but has considering that been introduced. The up coming of kin of individuals included have been informed and the organization is operating to ensure they acquire the appropriate assist.
‘Film-Ocean is liaising with the International, Commonwealth and Progress Office to set up the entire instances surrounding the incident. The people of these involved have requested that their privateness is revered.’
The Overseas Place of work confirmed that the loved ones of the male who died have been educated.
A spokesman claimed: ‘We are supporting the household of a British guy who has died and a guy who has been injured in Qatar.’