Heartbreaking tributes paid to student, 18, found dead at university halls

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Tributes have poured in for an 18-year-old girl who was found dead at her university accommodation.

Named locally as Jeni Larmour, the young student was discovered at around 6am on Saturday morning in Newcastle.

The popular young woman was found unconscious at her halls in Richardson Road, Newcastle, as paramedics scrambled to save her.

According to local reports, Jeni was a former Royal School Armagh pupil and hailed from Newtownhamilton in Northern Ireland.

The university student only moved to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in August ahead of her studies, Armaghi.com reports.

Jeni’s friends have been paying emotional tributes to the popular teenager on social media.

It's understood the young student was set to study Architecture and Planning.

One person posted: “Jeni Larmour, taken too soon with such a bright future ahead. Sending love to all the family.”

One woman commented: “You’ll be missed greatly Jeni Larmour, it was a pleasure to know you! X”

Another said: “Rest in peace gorgeous, taken too soon.”

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Others, who have been expressing their devastation at the news, described Jeni as “a beautiful young girl”.

Others, who have been expressing their devastation at the news, described Jeni as “a beautiful young girl”.

A Newcastle University spokesperson said previously: “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the death of one of our students and our welfare teams are offering support to those affected.

“This is not Covid-related and as this is an active police investigation, we are unable to provide further comment at this time.”

Northumbria Police has launched an investigation and an 18-year-old man has been arrested.

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A spokesperson said: “At 6.06am 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 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 investigation is at an early stage but this is not believed to be Covid-19 related death.”

It comes after police revealed four young people died of suspected drug related deaths during a horror weekend in Newcastle.

Police urged young people to consider the risks of taking illicit substances after three 18-year-olds and a 21-year-old man died.

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