Lindsay Ann Hawker
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Man jailed over British teacher Lindsay Hawker murder

A Japanese man has been sentenced to life in prison, for the rape and murder of the British teacher, Lindsay Hawker.

Her body was found in a sand-filled bath at 32-year-old Tatsuya Ichihashi's flat in Tokyo in 2007.

The BBC's Roland Buerk says Miss Hawker's parents nodded with satisfaction as the verdict was read out in the Japanese court room.

  • 21 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK