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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Stabbed students had days until end of hospital training

The two Newcastle University medical students stabbed to death on Borneo had been due to finish their training at the local hospital on Friday, according to local police.

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

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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