A student is thought to have taken his own life in the eighth reported case of suicide at a Bristol university in 18 months.
Justin Cheng was a third-year student at the University of Bristol’s Law School and was found on the evening of Friday, January 12.
Mr Cheng is the eighth student from Bristol’s universities – seven in Bristol, one in UWE – who are thought to have taken their own lives in the last 18 months.
In the 12 months between October 2016 and in October 2017, five other undergraduate students committed suicide. Mark Ames, director of student services at the university, confirmed the news on Sunday night.
In a statement, he said: ‘I am very sorry to confirm that Justin Cheng, a third year Law student from Canada, has died.
‘The police have told us they believe he took his own life. There were no suspicious circumstances and the coroner will hold an inquest in due course. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends.