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Tributes left to Durham students

Flowers have been left to Durham students Euan Coulthard and Sope Peters Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Flowers have been left above the spot where a body, believed to be Euan Coulthard, was recovered from the River Wear. The flowers also pay tribute to Durham University students, Sope Peters, 20, went missing on October 29, 2013 and Luke Pearce, 19, who drowned on May 11, 2014.

"Always in our hearts" Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Durham Student's Union says it is working with the University, Police and Fire Service to improve safety and try to avoid another tragedy.

“We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of Euan Coulthard’s death. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.

– Dan Slavin, President of Durham Students’ Union
Euan Coulthard went missing after a night out with friends 10 days ago Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

“Durham Students’ Union will continue to work with Durham University, Durham County Council, the Police and the Fire Rescue Service to address and improve student safety. We are taking a joined up approach and formed a working group last year. The safety of our students is of paramount importance and we will work with our partners to avoid another tragedy.”

– Dan Slavin, President of Durham Students’ Union

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