A teenager has died at university accommodation in Newcastle (Picture: NCJ Media)

A teenager, 18, has died after being found unconscious at student accommodation in Newcastle.

Emergency services were called to an address on Richardson Road shortly after 6am on Saturday morning.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her cause of death remains unclear at this stage but it is not believed to be coronavirus related.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police 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.’

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