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UPDATE: British students stabbed to death in M'sia

He was a young man with a big heart.

Mr Aidan Brunger, the British student stabbed to death in Malaysia, had gone online to raise funds for charity last year.

Besides juggling school work, the Newcastle University medical student also made time to run in a half marathon for Prostate Cancer UK.

He managed to raise 315 pounds (S$663).

Mr Brunger lived with his mother and stepfather who runs a local car dealership in Gillingham, Kent.

He and schoolmate Neil Dalton, also 22, were reportedly knifed by a mob of local men who were high on drugs. They had accused the Britons of being too noisy, the Daily Mail reported.

Sarawak deputy state police chief Chai Khin Chung said that after the quarrel in the bar, the Britons left but were pursued by the group of locals in a car and attacked.

They were found lying on a road in the early morning.

Both had been due to fly home today following a six-week placement caring for patients at a hospital in Kuching, Sarawak.

Lovely boy

Sarawak deputy state police chief Chai Khin Chung said that after the quarrel in the bar, the Britons left but were pursued by the group of locals in a car and attacked. - See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/two-british-medical-students-stabbed-death-msia#s...

Neighbours said the news has "shocked the entire street".

One, who did not want to be identified, said: "He was such a lovely little boy, just about to start his life in such a meaningful way."

Professor Jane Calvert, of Newcastle University Medical School, said: "They were excellent students. They were doing really well with their studies.

"They were highly committed and coming back next year to work as doctors.

"Aidan was aspiring to do some medical research on his return, Neil was going straight in to his final year. It’s such a tragic thing to occur."

The family of Mr Dalton, whose father is thought to be a teacher, were too upset to speak.

His former headmaster at Belper School, Martyn Cooper, said: "Neil was always a fully engaged and promising student."

Our memories of him are of a vibrant and interested young man, who enjoyed his studies and made contributions to many events.

"He was a particularly-able mathematician, winning several awards during his school years."

Three of the four suspects have been arrested.

Sources: Facebook, Mail Online

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