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Inquest opens into death of UEA law student

PUBLISHED: 10:21 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:59 17 October 2018

An inquest has opened into the death of University of East Anglia student Jess Fairweather  PHOTO: Archant

An inquest has opened into the death of University of East Anglia student Jess Fairweather PHOTO: Archant

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An inquest has opened into the death of a student who died at the University of East Anglia.

The inquest into the death of Jess Fairweather, 20, a first year law student, was opened at Norfolk Coroner’s Court on Wednesday.

The court heard how Mr Fairweather was found in his room in Kett House on October 11, this year.

Mr Fairweather, a former student at Paston College in North Walsham and North Walsham High, had been at the university for a few weeks before his death.

Jacqueline Lake, senior coroner for Norfolk, said the medical cause of death was hanging.

The inquest has been adjourned until 11am on January 11, 2019.

Yesterday, UEA said Mr Fairweather had already made a positive impression.

In a statement it said: “He stood out as a student who was engaging, very bright and was making a real contribution both academically and as a member of the student Law Society.

“He had made a number of friends in the short time he was at UEA and his loss is felt across the School of Law and the rest of the university.”

The UEA has offered support to staff and students.

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