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Students stabbed in Malaysia made honorary doctors

Medical students Neil Dalton, left and Aidan Brunger, were fatally stabbed in Malaysia Credit: ITV News Central

A medical student from Derbyshire who was stabbed to death while on placement in Malaysia is to a receive his degree posthumously.

Neil Dalton from Belper, and fellow student Aidan Brunger from Kent, were killed after a fight at a bar in Borneo on August 6.

The 22-year-olds were both students at Newcastle University, and it has confirmed they will both get their MBBS degrees which will mean they have the title Dr.

Four men have admitted killing the students, and another man has been arrested.

Pork DNA found in Cadbury Malaysia products

Cadbury has recalled two chocolate products in Malaysia after they were found to contain traces of pork DNA.

The traces were found during a periodic check for non-halal ingredients in food products by the Ministry of Health, which on Saturday said two of three samples of the company's products contained pork traces.

The two products, Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond, were available in stores throughout the country.

Cadbury Malaysia, like most food makers in the country where Muslims make up more than 60 percent of the population, has all of its products certified halal to conform with Islam's dietary restrictions, one of which is a prohibition on pork.

The company said it was undertaking a full review of its supply chain to ensure halal standards, according to the report, and the Malaysian government said it will conduct inspection of all Cadbury Malaysia's products.

Cadbury Malaysia was not immediately available to comment.


Peterborough crash family 'learned of death on Facebook'

The father of a man from Peterborough killed in a bus crash in Malaysia said his family was "devastated" by the attack.

Harry Woolhouse's father Christopher, 67, told the Telegraph his daughter had called him after she had seen a message on Facebook which said her brother had been killed.

"We just can't take it in. We're completely devastated," he said.

Peterborough man dies in bus crash in Malaysia

Location of crash Credit: ITV News Central

A man from Peterborough has died after a double-decker bus apparently crashed into a ravine in Malaysia.

The Foreign Office have confirmed that 32-year-old Harry Christopher Woolhouse died in the accident in Pahang.

According to local reports the bus was taking foreign tourists to Singapore when it fell down a slope at an oil plantation.

The Foreign Office is supporting his family.

Family pay tribute to Midlands holidaymaker who died in motorboat accident

The family of a tourist from Hereford, who was killed after being hit by a motorboat while snorkelling in Malaysia, has paid tribute to her devotion for marine conservation.

25-year-old Madaline Cole was in the water around the island of Pulau Perhentian in the South China Sea when she was struck on Monday.

"Maddy, a qualified diving instructor with considerable experience, taught novice divers and supervised dive-masters with a passion for marine life.

She was a devoted and qualified conservationist.

Since 2011 she worked on projects with the whale-shark and turtle conservation programmes in the Seychelles."

– Family statement

Miss Cole suffered serious injuries to her lower limbs and torso in the accident.


Midlands holidaymaker dies in motorboat accident

A tourist from Hereford has died after being hit by a motorboat while snorkelling near a tropical island in Malaysia.

Madaline Cole, 25, was in the water around the island of Pulau Perhentian in the South China Sea when the boat knocked into her on Monday.

It has been reported that she was struck by the boat's propellors and her body, legs and buttocks were severely injured.

We are aware of the death of a British national in Malaysia on May 27.

We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.

– A spokesman from the Foreign Office