Bristol UWE student dies suddenly at university's city centre halls

Firefighters pictured at the halls yesterday Credit: Bristol Live/ BPM Media.

A university student has died at a hall of residence in Bristol city centre.

Ambulance, police and fire services were called to Phoenix Court on Bond Street South on Wednesday 1 December, but sadly they could not save the man, who was in his 20s.

Police are carrying out enquiries on behalf of the coroner but say his death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesperson from Avon and Somerset Police said: “Officers attended an address on Bond Street South, Bristol at approximately 1.20pm on Wednesday, 1 December, following the sudden death of a man aged in his 20s.

“The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and we’re carrying out further enquiries on behalf of the coroner’s office.

“His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

The Phoenix Court hall of residence near Cabot Circus is operated by Unite Students, on behalf of the University of the West of England, and can house up to 277 students.

A spokesperson from the university said: “We can confirm that a UWE Bristol student has sadly passed away at Unite Students accommodation in Bristol city centre on Wednesday 1 December. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends at this very difficult time.

"A full range of university support services have been made available to our student community and members of staff. We would encourage students or staff affected to access these services or call the Samaritans for support as soon as possible.”