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Durham University student death investigated

Durham City Centre A690 Milburngate

9:47am 8th February 2018
(Updated 7:37pm 8th February 2018)

An investigation is underway following the death of a student. 

The woman died after an incident outside of Missoula night club in Durham last night (February 7). 

Police were called to the Walkergate area of the city at about 11.50pm following reports of a student on the floor outside of the night club. 

When officers arrived, the student was being resuscitated by door staff before the ambulance service continued attempts to revive her.

Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead at the scene.   

A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary said:

“We were alerted to an incident in Walkergate, Durham at 11.53pm last night.

"A 20-year-old woman had suffered serious injuries in the vicinity of the Missoula night club. 

“Ambulance crews assisted by police officers attended to the casualty but sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time. 

“Officers cordoned off the area, which was busy at the time, and an investigation was launched into the circumstances leading up to the tragedy. The area remains cordoned off and police staff are liaising with university staff and students.”

A post mortem examination is due to be carried out this afternoon to try to establish a cause of death.

A formal identification of the deceased is yet to take place.

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