Four Ethiopian athletes who were due to compete at an international meeting in Scotland today were missing last night after fleeing from their hotel in London.

A statement from scottishathletics said the athletes were seeking asylum.

The sports organisation confirmed the four team members "fled from their hotel" yesterday at lunchtime and failed to make their connecting flight to Edinburgh.
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They had been due to take part in the Falkirk Cup athletics event at Grangemouth Stadium.

Geoff Wightman, scottishathletics’ chief executive, was forced to report the athletes to police as missing persons….Read More

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