Four men 'admit killing' British students in Borneo

Four men arrested in Malaysia over the fatal stabbings of two British medical students have admitted the crime, a police chief has said.

Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, who were both 22 and studying at Newcastle University, were reportedly involved in an argument at a bar in Kuching before the attack.

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

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Families return from Malaysia with students' bodies

The bodies of two Newcastle University students who were stabbed to death in Malaysia are being flown home.

They are due to arrive at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday morning.

Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger were killed in Borneo Credit: Newcastle University handout

Fourth-year medical students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, were on the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo on attachment to a hospital in Kuching.

They were attacked and killed in a street by a gang of four local men after a row in a bar in. Four men were arrested and have pleaded guilty to their murder.

Floral tributes offer condolences to students' families

Large bouquets of flowers have been left by local Malaysians to offer condolences to the families of British students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, who were stabbed to death in Borneo.

The floral tributes were made in Kuching, in the western province of Sarawak, where the deaths occurred. Credit: ITV News
The tribute offered 'deepest condolences' to the families of Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger from 'all Sarawakians'. Credit: ITV News

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Candlelit vigil for stabbed British students in Borneo

Candles have been left in tribute to the two British medical students who were stabbed to death in Borneo.

Aidan Brunger and Neil Dalton were killed after a reported bar row in the early hours of Wednesday in the Malaysian part of the island. Credit: ITV News
The candles have been left for the two 22-year-olds close to the site of their death in Kuching. Credit: ITV News
The candlelight tribute grew after a few initial tea lights were placed along with flowers at the scene. Credit: ITV News

Police: Four men admit killing British students

Four men arrested in Malaysia over the fatal stabbings of two British medical students after a row in a bar have admitted the crime, a police chief said.

The local men were arrested over the killing of Newcastle University students Neil Dalton 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.

We have finished our investigation, the crime has been solved. The suspects have been apprehended and they have admitted the crime. We have recovered the weapons from the crime.

We are waiting for the corpses in the hospital mortuary to have the post-mortem carried out. We have all the major evidence in our hands which we will send to the prosecution.

– Deputy police commissioner Chai Khin Chung

Students 'set to finish Malaysia attachment tomorrow'

The British medical students stabbed to death in Malaysia were set to complete their attachment to a local hospital tomorrow, according to local reports.

Aidan Brunger is seen in his medical whites during his attachment to a hospital in Kuching on the Malaysian part of the island. Credit: Family Handout/PA Wire

Police said Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger were killed in an alcohol-fuelled incident and four men had been arrested in connection with their deaths.

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Students 'warned of local bar dangers' before attack

Two British medical students stabbed to death in Malaysia were warned about the dangers of drinking in bars on the island of Borneo days before the fatal attack, according to reports.

Neil Dalton (left) and Aidan Brunger. Credit: Facebook

Aidan Brunger and Neil Dalton were killed just days after two Irish medics were reportedly beaten up in a bar in the region.

Staff at the teaching hospital both students were attached to warned their pupils about the dangers of drinking in the area after the attack, reports claimed.

Four people are believed to have been arrested in connection with the killings of Mr Dalton and Mr Brunger.

Medical student killed in Borneo was 'totally nice guy'

A British medical student killed in Borneo has been described as a "totally nice guy".

Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, who were in their fourth year studying medicine at Newcastle University, were stabbed to death on the island following a row in a bar.

Neil Dalton was on a six-week placement at a hospital in the region. Credit: Facebook

Mr Dalton's neighbour - who nicknamed the 22-year-old "Dr Biscuit because of his ginger hair and medical studies - said he was a "bright, self-motivated man".

"I'm totally shocked at the news. He was just a lovely boy. Totally self-motivated. Always jogging and studying," the 50-year-old, whose daughter went to school with the victim, said.

"I think he'd always wanted to do medicine. He was always studying.

"It's just such a shock. He was just a totally nice guy. He wasn't gregarious, just a fun, genuine guy," she added.

Family issue photograph of stabbed medical student

The family of Aidan Brunger, one of two British students stabbed to death in Borneo, have released a photograph of the 22-year-old outside the hospital where he had been training.

Aidan Brunger is seen in his medical whites during his attachment to a hospital in Kuching on the Malaysian part of the island. Credit: Family Handout/PA Wire

Images of arrests after deaths of British students

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Images have emerged of the arrests of the men suspected of involvement in the fatal stabbings of British medical students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger in Borneo.

Four local men have been remanded in custody following the early morning deaths in the city of Kuching in the Malaysian part of the island.

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