Investigation into Queen’s Building death ‘on-going’

(Photographer: Phillip Halling)

A 20 year old student has died after being found in Cardiff University’s Queen’s Building on Thursday, 18th February. According to South Wales Police, the man’s death is not being treated as suspicious, however the cause of death is, as of yet, ‘unexplained’.

The student was found at about 2pm at the Queen’s Building, on the Parade, which is home to the Cardiff School of Engineering, the School of Physics and Astronomy, and the Cardiff School of Computer Science and Informatics. He was later taken to the Cardiff University Hospital, where he died.

The full police statement read: “South Wales Police officers are investigating the unexplained death of a 20 year-old man who was discovered in the Queen’s Building on the Parade in Cardiff, on Thursday, 18 February, 2016”.

The man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where he later died. At this early stage we do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances but an investigation to establish what happened is ongoing”.

If anybody has information they are urged to contact 101 or their student welfare officer immediately”.

Next of kin have been informed and a file of evidence is being prepared for H M Coroner”.

The student has not been identified by either South Wales Police or by Cardiff University, however a university spokesperson said: “Our immediate thoughts and sympathies are with the student’s friends and family. Anyone affected can access support from our professional student support staff or our Chaplains”.