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Two British nationals believed stabbed to death in early morning fracas

Posted on August 6, 2014, Wednesday

LATEST UPDATE: The fourth and final suspect has been apprehended.

Read more details in tomorrow’s edition of The Borneo Post.

UPDATE: Three suspects have been apprehended while the fourth is still at large. The knife used in the incident has also been recovered by the police.

Crime scene.

KUCHING: Two British nationals were believed to have been stabbed to death by a group of local men following an encounter at Abell Road early this morning.

The victims, aged 22 and 23, were found lying on the road several metres apart around 4am with serious bodily wounds.

Police are still verifying their identities.

The four suspects said to be involved are believed to have been arrested. Confirmation of the arrests is yet to be obtained.

Victims are said to be medical students attached to the general hospital here.

Victims were believed to have been drinking earlier at Travillion and were walking back to a backpackers lodge near Green Hill Road when they encountered the suspects, believed to be drunk from their own drinking session at a pub at Mile 3.

Both parties were said to have confronted each other before the locals attacked the victims with sharp weapons and fled afterwards.

The police will hold a press conference later today.

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