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Police confirm the name of tragic Durham student who died

Durham City Centre A690 Milburngate

7:26pm 8th February 2018
(Updated 7:30pm 8th February 2018)

A student who tragically died following an incident in Durham last night has been named. 

Olivia Burt, 20, from Hampshire, died after suffering fatal head injuries 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.

Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Detective Superintendent Kevin Weir, from Durham Constabulary, said:

“This was a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of Olivia during this incredibly sad time. 

“A joint investigation is ongoing between ourselves and Durham County Council to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.” 

A post mortem examination carried out this afternoon confirmed that Olivia died as a result of head injuries.

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