Tatsuya Ichihashi
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Lindsay Hawker killer Ichihashi jailed for life

A Japanese man has been sentenced to life in jail for the rape and murder of a British teacher found dead in a sand-filled bathtub.

Tatsuya Ichihashi, 32, had admitted killing, but denied murdering, Lindsay Hawker, 22, from Brandon, near Coventry, at his home near Tokyo.

He also admitted raping the English teacher, but said he tried to revive her after accidentally suffocating her.

Outside court Lindsay's family said they had finally got justice for their daughter.

Roland Buerk reports.

  • 21 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK