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Lindsay Ann Hawker accused admits killing teacher

A Japanese man has admitted raping and killing a British teacher whose body was found buried in a bathtub.

Tatsuya Ichihashi, 32, is accused of murdering Lindsay Ann Hawker, 22, from Brandon near Coventry.

At the opening of his trial at Chiba District Court, Ichihashi admitted raping Miss Hawker and causing her death, but said he did not intend to kill her.

The BBC's Roland Buerk reports.

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