Borneo student deaths inquest opens

Borneo student deaths inquest opens

Neil Dalton died along with fellow student Aidan Brunger after being stabbed to death in Borneo following reports of a row in a bar (PA/Derbyshire Police)

Aidan Brunger died along with fellow student Neil Dalton after being stabbed to death in Borneo following reports of a row in a bar

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An inquest into the deaths of two medical students stabbed in Borneo is due to be held today.

Neil Dalton, from Ambergate, Derbyshire, and Aidan Brunger, of Kent, were killed after a row in a bar while working at a hospital in Kuching on August 6.

Four local men have admitted the killings, according to Malaysian Police.

A fifth man, aged 55, has also been arrested in connection with the incident.

The hearing into the deaths of the two 22-year-old Newcastle University students will be held at the Derby and South Derbyshire Coroner's Court.

Relatives of Mr Brunger paid tribute to a "wonderful" young man, saying the murder has "left a massive hole" in their lives.

The family of Mr Dalton spoke of their disbelief and paid tribute to the "caring, thoughtful and witty young man".

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