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British businessman KIDNAPPED at gunpoint in Philippines

British businessman and his Filipina wife are kidnapped by gunmen in the Philippines as police probe ‘personal grudge’ motive

A British businessman in his 70s and his Filipina wife are thought to have been abducted by four gunmen with a ‘personal grudge’ in the Philippines earlier today.

Allan and his wife Wilma Hyron were targeted by kidnappers in Tukuran, the southern province of Zamboanga del Sur, Police Corporal Noriel Borromeo told CNN Philippines.

The couple were taken from a beach resort they own before their attackers fled in two directions, reports claim.

Allan and his wife Wilma Hyron were targeted by kidnappers in Tukuran (file image)
Allan and his wife Wilma Hyron were targeted by kidnappers in Tukuran (file image)

 

A friend posted on Twitter: ‘Hello guys. I really don’t know how to say this but my mom’s friend and her husband were kidnapped on 6pm earlier at Tukuran and your prayers would be very much helpful.

‘Thank you all so much. God bless and stay safe everyone.’

The couple also owns the Hyron College Philippines in the same town and police say the abduction could have been motivated be a ‘personal grudge’, according to CNN.

A police manhunt has been launched to locate the couple, OneTVPhilippines reports. It is ongoing.