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Rurik Jutting appears in court on murder charges

A British man has appeared in court in Hong Kong to answer charges relating to the murder of two women

Rurik Jutting arrives at court in Hong Kong. Credit: Reuters

Rurik Jutting, who was named in a court document, was arrested after the bodies of the women - reported to be Indonesian sex workers - were found at his apartment on Saturday.

Mr Jutting was unshaven and wearing a black T-shirt for a brief appearance at Eastern Magistrates Court.

The BBC reports that he replied "I do" when asked if he understood the charges against him.

A spokesman for Bank of America Merrill Lynch said Mr Jutting had worked at the bank until recently.

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Man accused of Hong Kong murders arrives at local court

A man believed to be 29-year-old British citizen Rurik Jutting has been pictured arriving at a local court in Hong Kong to face two counts of murder.

It follows local authorities finding the bodies of two women in his apartment.

Police have not officially identified Mr Jutting, while the Foreign Office said a British national had been held but did not give further details.

Local media reports have identified one of the victims as Sumarti Ningsih, a 25-year-old Indonesian.

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British man due in court over Hong Kong double murder

A British man will face Hong Kong magistrates tomorrow after being handed a holding charge in connection with a gruesome double murder.

The 29-year-old has been questioned after two women were found dead at an exclusive apartment in the Wanchai district.

As ITV News China Correspondent Lucy Watson reports, the man has been named locally as Rurik Jutting who recently quit his banking job.

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Holding charge for 'British' suspect in double murder

Hong Kong Police have laid a "holding charge" against a 29-year-old foreign man in connection with a double murder. He is believed to be British bank employee Rurik Jutting.

A police statement said:

Police today (November 3) laid a holding charge against a 29-year-old man with two counts of murder.

Police arrested the man on November 1 in suspected connection with a murder case in a unit at 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai in the small hours on the same day in which a foreign woman aged between 25 and 30, and another woman were killed.

The arrestee will appear before Eastern Magistrates' Courts today.

– hong kong police statement
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Man arrested in Hong Kong 'named as Briton Rurik Jutting'

Rurik Jutting. Credit: Facebook

A man arrested in Hong Kong after the bodies of two women were found in an apartment has been named in reports as British national Rurik Jutting.

Hong Kong Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of the women at an address in Wan Chai district in the early hours of yesterday.

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Body 'found in suitcase' in Hong Kong double murder

The body of one of two women found dead in a Hong Kong flat - which has reportedly led to the arrest of a British national - was found inside a suitcase on the balcony, local police have said.

Hong Kong Police statement said the other female - aged between 25 and 30 - was found with wounds to her neck and buttock and confirmed dead at the residence in the Wan Chai district.

Government workers removed the body of a female found dead at a residential flat at Hong Kong's Wan chai district. Credit: Reuters-Tyrone Siu

Police said the victim found inside a suitcase had sustained neck injuries and confirmed a knife was found at the scene.

The statement added the 29-year-old foreign man was being detained for enquiries after being arrested for murder at the scene.

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British man arrested 'over double murder' in Hong Kong

A British man has been arrested over a double murder in Hong Kong, the Press Association have reported.

Police in the former UK colony said a 29-year-old man was held after the bodies of two women were found at an address in the Wan Chai district.

A policeman takes a photo on the balcony of a unit in which two women's bodies were found in a flat at Hong Kong's Wanchai district. Credit: Reuters-Tyrone Siu

The Foreign Office confirmed a Briton had been arrested.

We can confirm that a British national has been arrested in Hong Kong.

We are in touch with the local police and stand ready to provide consular assistance.

– Foreign Office spokeswoman

A tale of two ducks

Many of you might remember the 50-foot high rubber duck that travelled upriver in December - a stunt with the simple aim of trying to encourage Londoners to be daft. Everything hunky-dorey.

The giant 50 foot rubber duck floating down the Thames last year. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

But what happens when big ducks become a let-down? Hong Kong knows.

Hong Kong's deflated duck. Credit: AP

It welcomed a 54-foot high duck - created by a Dutch artist - and which has been on a world tour since 2007, spreading a message of peace and harmony.

But sightseers were left disappointed when it deflated.

Organisers denied it was sunk by wind and rain, saying it the duck was flattened simply to allow maintenance to be carried out.

Hong Kong's deflated duck. Credit: AP