A Scottish Government employee who works in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.

Simon Cheng Man-kit was detained after crossing the border for a business trip according to local media. 

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: "We are concerned by reports that a member of our team has been detained while returning to Hong Kong from Shenzhen.

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"We are providing support to their family and seeking further information from authorities in Guangdong province and Hong Kong."

The Scottish Government said it was concerned for Mr Cheng's welfare and was liaising with the Foreign Office.

A spokesman added: "We are aware of this incident and we are concerned for Mr Cheng's welfare.