Body of Derbyshire student killed in Malaysia to arrive home

The body of a medical student from Derbyshire who was stabbed to death in Malaysia is being flown home and is due to arrive at Heathrow Airport.

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Brother says Neil Dalton was 'best friend to many'

The brother of a Newcastle University student stabbed to death in Malaysia has paid tribute to the man who was "a best friend to many".

Glen Dalton, whose brother Neil died alongside Aiden Brunger, said:

This is evident from the number of his friends who have contacted me and referred to him as this and have passed on their happy memories that they shared with him.

He will be sadly missed by so many.

– Glen Dalton

Body of stabbed student to arrive home from Malaysia

Neil Dalton Credit: Facebook

The body of a medical student from Derbyshire who was stabbed to death in Malaysia is being flown home and is due to arrive at Heathrow Airport this morning.

Neil Dalton from Belper, and fellow student Aidan Brunger, were on attachment to a hospital in Kuching, on the island of Borneo. They were attacked last Tuesday after leaving a bar.

Read: Tributes to students stabbed to death in Malaysia

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Family tribute to 'caring, thoughtful and witty' Neil Dalton

Newcastle University student Neil Dalton was studying at a hospital in Malaysia Credit: Facebook

The family of Neil Dalton, one of the medical students stabbed in Malaysia last week, have paid tribute to a 'caring, thoughtful and witty young man'.

Four men have admitted killing 22-year-old Mr Dalton, from Belper in Derbyshire, and his classmate Aidan Brunger, who were attacked following an argument in a bar in Kuching.

We are just a normal family and we cannot believe what has happened. Neil was a caring, thoughtful and witty young man, who never thought twice about helping others.

He achieved so much and made so many friends in such a short time. We are so very proud of him.

Neil was a hard worker and very academic. He kept himself fit and was very sporty; involving himself in many football and cricket teams over the years. Neil enjoyed cycling and running and was always up for a challenge.

– Jan and Phil Dalton, Neil's parents

Neil was a best friend to many. This is evident from the number of his friends who have contacted me and referred to him as this and have passed on their happy memories that they shared with him. He will be sadly missed by so many.

– Glen Dalton, Neil's brother

The bodies of the two students are being flown back to the UK, and are expected to arrive at Heathrow Airport tomorrow morning.

Malaysia stabbing victim's cricket club pays tribute

Neil Dalton Credit: Facebook

A student from Derbyshire who was stabbed to death in Malaysia has been described as a "gentleman and scholar" by the cricket club he played for.

Four men earlier admitted killing 22-year-old Neil Dalton and his classmate Aidan Bunger, who were attacked following an argument in a bar in Malaysia.

Representatives from Belper Amateurs Cricket Club said he was a great friend to everybody at the club.

Words can’t describe the devastation this tragedy has caused to everybody within our club. Neil and many of our players grew up together - through school and cricket - and have such a strong friendship unit. He was a gentleman and a scholar whose trademark red hair was accompanied by a sense of humour second to none.

– Secretary Pip Nightingale

Four men admit killing students in Malaysia

Four men arrested in Malaysia have admitted killing the two medical students Credit: Facebook

Four men arrested in Malaysia after two medical students were stabbed to death following a row in a bar have admitted killing them.

The local men were arrested over the killing of Newcastle University students Neil Dalton from Derbyshire and Aidan Brunger, who were in the country on attachment to a local hospital.

Deputy police commissioner Chai Khin Chung said police had now finished their investigation after the men confessed to the stabbings.

Foreign office assisting following student deaths in Malaysia

The Foreign Office is providing consular assistance to the families of the students stabbed to death Credit: Facebook

The Foreign Office is providing consular assistance to the families of the students stabbed to death following a reported bar fight in Malaysia.

22-year-old Neil Dalton was a medical student at Newcastle University, he had travelled to Borneo with his classmate to experience medical practice in a different setting.

Neighbours of the student from Derbyshire have paid tribute to him.

I'm totally shocked at the news. He was just a lovely boy. Totally self-motivated. It's just such a shock. He was just a totally nice guy. He wasn't gregarious, just a fun, genuine guy, he and his mates even made sure I got back home one night by walking with me."

– Female neighbour of Neil Dalton

It's sad news. He liked his musical instruments a lot. He was in a band I think. I used to hear them playing in the house. I've been here for 13 years and the family were here before me."

– Male neighbour of Neil Dalton

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Tributes paid to students stabbed to death in Malaysia

Neil Dalton, 22. The two fourth-year students had been days away from finishing their training. Credit: Facebook

Tributes have been paid to two British medical students who were stabbed to death in Borneo following reports of a row in a bar.

Fourth-year student Neil Dalton, from Derbyshire and classmate Aidan Brunger, who were both 22, were reportedly killed in a fight which broke out over complaints the students were being too noisy.

Their devastated families were too upset to speak but their university have paid tribute.

We are all so shocked and saddened by this. They were excellent students, they were doing really well with their studies, they were highly committed and coming back next year to work as doctors. Aidan was aspiring to do some medical research on his return, Neil was going straight into his final year and it's such a tragic thing to occur."

– Professor Jane Calvert, Dean of Undergraduate Studies for Newcastle University Medical School
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Reporter: Fishmonger 'main suspect' in student killing

A local fishmonger is considered the main suspect by police after the fatal stabbing of two British students in a reported bar row in Borneo, a local reporter has told ITV News.

Sharon Ling from Malaysian newspaper The Star said the 23-year-old man was arrested along with a 29-year-old mechanic and two other unemployed men.

She said all four would be remanded for seven days following the early morning killing of Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger from Newcastle University.

Ms Ling said the island was in shock at the deaths, which she said occurred in an area generally considered to be safe.

Death of students 'a huge loss' to medical profession

The two Newcastle University students stabbed to death in Borneo were set to embark on hugely promising medical careers, the university has said.

Professor Jane Calvert, the university medical school's dean of undergraduate studies, said Aidan Brunger had aspirations to be an academic medic while Neil Dalton, from Derbyshire, wanted to head into clinic practice.

Prof Calvert said the 22-year-olds' study abroad was a standard practice in their development after their fourth years and said the university would never send its students to high-risk areas.

Image of student from Derbyshire stabbed to death in Malaysia

Neil Dalton, 22. The two fourth-year students had been days away from finishing their training. Credit: Facebook

An image has been released of the student from Derbyshire who was stabbed to death in Malaysia.

Fourth-year student Neil Dalton, 22, and classmate Aidan Brunger were attacked in Kuching.

Both were medical students at Newcastle University.

Deputy police commissioner Datuk Dr Chai Khin Chung told the Malaysian State News Agency Bernama that the fight in which they were killed broke out after an argument in a bar over the students being too noisy.

He reportedly confirmed four men remain in custody after the 4.15am attack in the Jalan Padungan area of Kuching in the western province of Sarawak.

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