British engineer, George Watt, was convalescing in a Hong Kong hospital tonight (August 4) after being freed from nearly three years captivity in the People's Republic of China.
GV Queen Elizabeth Hospital
SV Watt out of car and into hospital (2 shots)
SV & CU Watt surrounded by press (2 shots)
CU Watt and thumbs up sign
SV Watt with police through hospital
CU Watt talks to pressmen
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Background: British engineer, George Watt, was convalescing in a Hong Kong hospital tonight (August 4) after being freed from nearly three years captivity in the People's Republic of China. Mr. Watt, who's 41, had been held on spying charges.
Watt walked to freedom over the Lo Wu border bridge and told officials he was glad to be back.
From the border he was driven to the colony's Queen Elizabeth hospital where doctors reported his condition to be "satisfactory".
Government sources said Mr. Watt, who was working for the Anglo-German chemical firm Vickers-Zimmer when he was detained in September 1967, was not expected to stay in Hong Kong for more than three days.
Mr. Watt's release leaves six British subjects and four Americans among foreigners still believed to be held in Chinese jails.
Since October last year, the People's Republic has released 26 foreigners.