Nigeria pressed over jailed Briton

Diplomatic pressure was growing on Nigeria last night over the detention of a Briton held without charge in the West African state for almost seven weeks. Officials earlier branded as "wholly unacceptable" the detention of 42-year-old Bruce Henderson, who was detained by the authorities in the sensitive Bakassi Peninsula while working on a World Wildlife Fund rain forest project.

A spokesman at the British High Commission confirmed that Mr Henderson, from Chapel of Garioch, near Inverurie in the north of Scotland, is in good health and is being held in Lagos.