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Hawker family join Japanese vigil
A photo of Lindsay at the canlit vigil
Family and friends gathered around a picture of Miss Hawker at the vigil
The family of murdered teacher Lindsay Hawker have joined a candlelit vigil in Japan on the anniversary of her death.

The 22-year-old was found buried in a bath of sand on the balcony of an apartment in Toyko a year ago.

Family and friends of the student teacher, from Brandon in Coventry, gathered in a bar in Ichikawa, east of Tokyo, to toast her memory.

Prime suspect Tatsuya Ichihashi, whose apartment Lindsay's body was found in, is believed to be in hiding.

At a press conference yesterday, her sister, Lisa, called on Mr Ichihashi, whom police believe someone is sheltering, to give himself up.

She said: "You have taken one life and destroyed many more. You have taken away my best friend and broken our hearts. I implore you, please atone for your crime."



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