Two British Med Students Stabbed and Killed in Borneo


Two medical students from Britain were stabbed and killed in Borneo said local law enforcement. One professor of the young male students said they were committed to being doctors and excellent students.

Newcastle University announced that the entire Newcastle community was in shock after hearing of the deaths of Aidan Brunger and Neil Dalton, both 22.

Malaysian police have said that both men were killed on Wednesday at approximately 4:15 a.m. local time.

Apparently, there was an argument amongst one of the victims and another man prior to the killings. Four men were arrested by police over the two murders.

Brunger was from Hempstead, in Kent and Dalton from Ambergate in Derbyshire. The two were in the last week of their work placement of six weeks at a Kuching hospital. The city of Kuching is in one of two Malaysian states on Borneo.

Malaysian police reported that the two men had a drink at a tea shop where another man had complained they were too noisy.

An argument followed, said police, between one of the victims and the man before the two victims left the tea shop.

Police said four males then took pursuit after the students. Once they reached the students one of the men exited the car and attacked the two with a knife.

Authorities said three suspects were arrested around 6:00 a.m. local time and at the same time a knife was found. The fourth suspect was detained at 4:45 p.m.

Police said the investigation is being placed under Section 302, which has a mandatory death sentence if convicted.

The area is popular amongst tourists because of its nightlife.

The two university students were scheduled to complete their placement in Borneo on Friday.

Acting Vice Chancellor at Newcastle, Tony Stevenson said the school was informed of the tragedy Wednesday morning.

Two university staff members will fly to Kuching, to support the other university students and coordinate their return.

The British Foreign Office said it had been advised of the two deaths and was providing the families of the deceased with consular assistance.

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