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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.


British students stabbed to death after 'bar argument'

Two British students were stabbed to death in Malaysia after an argument in a bar, according to a local report.

The attack happened in Kuching town in east Malaysia. Credit: Google Maps

The Newcastle University medical students, both men aged 22 and 23, were killed in Kuching town in the state of Sarawak.

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

An investigator told a local paper: "The suspects followed the victims when they left the pub and attacked them".

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Two Newcastle University students stabbed to death in Malaysia

Two Newcastle University students have been stabbed to death in Malaysia. The Foreign Office has confirmed that the attacks took place on the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo. The victims are thought to have been medical students. The University says it will release more details later.


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More suspicious items at Newcastle University

More suspicious items discovered at Newcastle University Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police have cordoned off parts of Newcastle University again this morning after more suspicious items were found on site.

Officers are continuing to question two 18-year-olds in connection with suspicious items found at the University on Tuesday.

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Police confirm student's room being searched

Northumbria Police have confirmed a student's room is being searched at Newcastle University because of reports of a potentially suspicious item being found. Bomb disposal teams were brought in to the INTO building at the Haymarket in Newcastle at about 6pm.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.

Roads around the area have been closed to drivers and pedestrians.

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Pictures: bomb disposal team at Newcastle Uni building

Bomb disposal teams have been brought into a Newcastle University building to investigate "potentially suspicious" items. An 18-year-old man has been arrested.

Bomb disposal teams have been called into Newcastle University
Police closed one of the main roads through Newcastle to investigate potential "suspicious items"
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Police: "University buildings evacuated as a precaution"

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said officers had evacuated a Newcastle University building as a precaution so "potentially suspicious" items could be recovered and examined.

Police are currently searching a Newcastle University building. The investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing.

A man aged 18 has been arrested in connection with the investigation and is helping with enquiries.

Potentially suspicious items have been found and the building has been evacuated as a precaution so the items can be recovered and examined.

Enquiries are in the early stages and we are working closely with Newcastle University.

There is currently no cause for concern for students and the wider community.

– Northumbria Police
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