St Albans teenager dies at the University of Gloucestershire

PUBLISHED: 15:13 11 October 2017

An entrance to the University of Gloucestershire. Photo: GOOGLE

An entrance to the University of Gloucestershire. Photo: GOOGLE

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An 18-year old student from St Albans has died on the University of Gloucestershire campus.

Joshua Farraway died on Wednesday, October 4.

A university spokeswoman said: “It is with deep sadness that we confirm that a student has passed away.

“This is a very sad time for students and staff at the university.

“The welfare of our students is our immediate priority and our Student Services team are providing ongoing support.

“Our thoughts are with the student’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

A police spokesperson confirmed an 18-year-old male student died at Gloucestershire University’s Pittville Campus in Cheltenham on Wednesday October 4. Police were called just before 8pm.

The circumstances of the man’s death are not suspicious.

Several of Josh’s friends have posted tributes to him on social media.

Nesh Arkhal posted: “I do believe someone like you is in a better place.

“Josh Farraway was a kind considerate person.”

An inquest has been opened into his death, with the next hearing scheduled for the new year.

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