Man found dead in Brunel halls

Death at cam­pus a ‘shock’ for res­i­dents

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A 24-year-old man has been found dead in a halls of res­i­dence at Brunel Univer­sity Lon­don’s cam­pus in Uxbridge.

Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice (LAS) at­tended Run­nymede Hall, on the univer­sity’s Isam­bard Com­plex, on Wed­nes­day, July 22.

Po­lice were called by LAS at around 11.20am to re­ports of a sud­den death.

A Metropoli­tan Po­lice spokesman said: “A 24year-old man was pro­nounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been in­formed. Po­lice are not treat­ing the death as sus­pi­cious and it has been re­ferred to the coro­ner.”

An eye­wit­ness, who lives on the Isam­bard Com­plex, said: “I live in the halls op­po­site Run­nymede and I saw two po­lice cars with the po­lice of­fi­cers stand­ing out­side them, and the am­bu­lance with the two paramedics in the back.

“I re­ceived a let­ter through my door yesterday (July 23) say­ing some­one had died and there weren’t any sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances. It was quite shock­ing. I was sur­prised to see it es­pe­cially af­ter some­one died [at Brunel] last year.”

Res­i­dents liv­ing in the halls were sent a let­ter about the in­ci­dent.

Mar­tyn King, oper­a­tions man­ager of the com­plex, wrote: “We are sorry to re­port that we dis­cov­ered a de­ceased per­son in one of our flats. There were no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances and there is no rea­son for any con­cern among our guests.”

A Brunel spokes­woman con­firmed that the man was not a stu­dent.

She said: “Un­for­tu­nately, we dis­cov­ered a de­ceased per­son in our halls on Wed­nes­day, in a room that had been let ex­ter­nally through the sum­mer pe­riod.

“This per­son was not a stu­dent, and there were no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances. We of­fer our con­do­lences to the fam­ily at this sad time.”

n DEATH: Brunel Univer­sity, in Uxbridge

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