By Tony Winterburn • 04 October 2020 • 21:06
A man has been arrested after the body of an 18-year-old woman was found in student accommodation.
Newcastle, police have said that an 18-year-old man has been arrested after a woman, also aged 18, died at a student hall of residence in Newcastle. Ambulance crews called the police after they were called to the Park View student village at Newcastle University early on Saturday morning- the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Northumbria Police said: “At 6.06 am yesterday 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.”
They added: “Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by officers at this time. An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently on police bail while the investigation continues.”
The accommodation complex (pictured above) is a development made up of six buildings between four and ten storeys high. Prices start from €156 (£140) a week, with students choosing between self-catered en-suite bedrooms (each with a four-foot bed) in four, six, seven and eight-bedroom flats, or single studios.
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