04 Oct Man, 18, arrested after Newcastle University student found dead at halls | UK News
A man has been arrested after a female student was found dead at a university hall of residence in Newcastle.
The woman, 18, was found unresponsive at Newcastle University’s Park View student village in Richardson Road just after 6am on Saturday, according to Northumbria Police.
She was pronounced dead at the scene and her next of kin were informed.
On Sunday, an 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with her death, which the force said is not believed to be coronavirus-related.
He has been released on bail, the force added.
A Newcastle University spokesman told The Sun newspaper: “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the death of one of our students and our welfare teams are offering support to those affected.
“This is not COVID-related and as this is an active police investigation, we are unable to provide further comment at this time.”