Two Newcastle University medical students stabbed to death in Borneo

Newcastle University students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger were on a six-week placement with five other students

Aidan Brunger
Aidan Brunger

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Two Newcastle University students have died while on a placement in Asia.

Medical students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger were killed in the Kuching area of Borneo on Tuesday, the university said.

It is believed that the pair were stabbed to death but this is yet to be confirmed by official sources.

The students were on a six-week work placement along with five other medical students to put the skills they had learnt during their time here at the university into practice.

Neil Dalton, aged 16. Neil is one of the Newcastle University medical students who has been stabbed to death in Borneo
Neil Dalton, aged 16. Neil is one of the Newcastle University medical students who has been stabbed to death in Borneo
 

A member of staff is flying out to Kuching “as soon as possible” to support the other students and co-ordinate their return to the UK.

Professor Tony Stevenson, acting vice chancellor of Newcastle University, said: “We are all very shocked and extremely saddened by their deaths and our thoughts are with their families and friends at this very difficult time.”

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “We are aware of the deaths of two British nationals in Malaysia on August 5. We are providing consular assistance to their families at this difficult time.”

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