The death is believed to be unrelated to Covid-19

An 18-year-old woman has died after being found unresponsive at Park View University accommodation in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Emergency services were called to Richardson Road at around 6am and Northumbria Police confirmed that the woman, a Newcastle University student, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to The Chronicle, a police spokesperson said: “At 6.06am on Saturday police received a report via the ambulance service of an unresponsive woman at an address on Richardson Road in Newcastle.

“Emergency services attended where sadly the woman – aged 18 – was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries into the circumstances around her death are ongoing. Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers at this time.

“The investigation is at an early stage but it is not believed to be a Covid-19 related death.”

University: “Shocked and saddened”

A Newcastle University spokesperson said: “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.”

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