Police investigate Lincoln student’s death at Danesgate

A 19-year-old University of Lincoln student has died in the early hours of Wednesday, and police are treating his death as unexplained.

The ambulance service was called at 3:30am on December 17 at Danesgate House on Grantham Street in Lincoln as the student was feeling unwell.

He was taken to Lincoln County Hospital (LCH) where he was later declared deceased.

Lincolnshire Police initially believed that the 19-year-old had earlier been taken ill at the Status Nightclub on Silver Street in Lincoln before making his way back to his accommodation at Danesgate House.

However, on Wednesday afternoon police said their investigation now shows that the student and his friends were not in fact at Status Nightclub on Tuesday evening but had been at Danesgate for most of the evening.

The young man is from the Manchester area. Some family members are aware of his death and police are in the process of ensuring that his friends are also informed.

His death is presently unexplained and is likely to remain so until a post mortem is carried out and the results are known.

Detective Inspector Suzanne Davies of Lincoln CID said: “His family are looking for and deserve some answers to their questions. I would appeal for anyone with any information to call us via the non-emergency 101 telephone number.”

A University of Lincoln spokesperson said in a statement: “The University of Lincoln is extremely saddened to hear of the sudden death of one of our students last night.

“The University’s Student Support Service is on hand to provide support, including a confidential counselling service, to any students affected by this tragic loss. Our thoughts are with the student’s family and friends at this very sad time.”