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Teacher's parents appeal in Japan
Julia and Bill Hawker
Lindsay's parents have set up a website to raise awareness
The parents of a British teacher whose body was found in a bath of sand near Tokyo have arrived in Japan to make fresh appeals in the case.

Lindsay Ann Hawker's killing sparked massive media coverage. Her parents want attention focused on the case.

Police are searching for Tatsuya Ichihashi who lived at the flat where the 22-year-old was found on 27 March.

Bill Hawker, of Brandon, near Coventry, held up a photo of Lindsay on landing at Narita airport with his wife Julia.

"We hope for justice for Lindsay. That's all we are here for," he said.

Mr Ichihashi, 28, fled when officers approached him at his property for questioning.

Lindsay Ann Hawker
Lindsay Ann Hawker went to Japan to teach in October 2006

Appeal posters remain on display in many public places, including train stations and police buildings, but he has yet to be located.

Lindsay's parents have also set up a website in Japanese and English through which the public can post information about the case.

Two British police officers arrived in the country last week to act as liaison officers to the family.

Miss Hawker had been teaching English after graduating from Leeds University last year.

A post-mortem examination found she had been suffocated and had suffered severe injuries to her face and arms.

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