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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.

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.
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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University working to bring other students back to UK

The Acting Vice Chancellor of Newcastle University says two of the university's members of staff are flying out to help bring other students studying in Malaysia back to the UK.

Professor Tony Stevenson said in a statement that the university heard of the news of the death of two of their students, including a 22-year-old from Derby, this morning.

We were informed this morning of the very sad news that two of our fourth year medical students working at a hospital in Kuching, Borneo, have been tragically killed.

Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, were on a six week work placement along with five other medical students to put the skills they had learnt during their time here at the University into practice. This has come as a huge shock to us all and our thoughts are with their families and friends at this very difficult time.

Two of our members of staff are flying out to Kuching as soon as possible and we are working closely with the British High Commissioner to support the other students and to co-ordinate their return to the UK.

– Professor Tony Stevenson, Newcastle University Acting Vice Chancellor
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Two British students killed in Malaysia named

The two British students stabbed to death in Malaysia have been named as Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, Newcastle University has confirmed.

The pair were reportedly on a six-week placement at a local hospital and were due to return to Britain later this month.

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Students were 'set to return to Britain this month'

Two British medical students, who were stabbed to death in Malaysia, were undergoing training at a local hospital and were set to return to Britain later this month, according to a local report.

The Britons were reportedly found with stab wounds in the chest and back at 4.15am local time after arguing with four Malaysian men.

The suspects reportedly pursued the two suspects in a car before the attack.

A restaurant worker called police after witnessing the incident, the report added.

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Student from Derby stabbed to death in Malaysia

Two British students were stabbed to death in Malaysia
Two British students were stabbed to death in Malaysia Credit: Google Maps

ITV News understands a student from Derbyshire has been stabbed to death in Malaysia.

Local reports say the incident happened after an argument in a bar.

The Foreign Office have confirmed two British men studying at Newcastle University, aged 22 and 23, were killed in Kuching town in the state of Sarawak.

Four Malaysian suspects have been arrested and a knife has been recovered.

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Rugby community pay tribute at Lights Out ceremony

Mark Pawsey, MP for Rugby, Reg Foster and Eileen Dunn, of the Bilton branch of the Royal British Legion
Mark Pawsey, MP for Rugby, Reg Foster and Eileen Dunn, of the Bilton branch of the Royal British Legion Credit: Rugby Borough Council

Communities across Rugby took part in the Lights Out event last night to commemorate the start of the First World War.

MP for Rugby Mark Pawsey was joined by members of the Royal British Legion and the Mayor for the ceremony at the War Memorial at Whitehall Recreation Ground.

 A single lantern was placed on the War Memorial gates at Whitehall Recreation Ground during the Lights Out ceremony.
A single lantern was placed on the War Memorial gates at Whitehall Recreation Ground during the Lights Out ceremony. Credit: Rugby Borough Council
The Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Ramesh Srivastava, at the Lights Out ceremony at the Webb Ellis Statue.
The Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Ramesh Srivastava, at the Lights Out ceremony at the Webb Ellis Statue. Credit: Rugby Borough Council

Huge drop in Midlands electric usage during Lights Out

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Last night during #LightsOut the West Midlands' electricity usage dropped by 55 Megawatts, equivalent to 5 million energy saving lightbulbs

Yesterday people across the region switched their lights off to honour those who fought for our freedom.

As a part of the commemorations people across the Midlands lit a single candle between 22.00 and 23.00 in memory of the war that had meant to end all wars.

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In the East Midlands, electricity usage during #LightsOut reduced by 29 megawatts more than usual - That's 2.5 million low energy lightbulbs

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