Monday 19 October 2020 7:48 AM UTC
MANCHESTER Oct 19: A teenage university student, who is the son of a leading Cambridge academic, died in his halls of residence after suffering with ‘severe anxiety’ during a campus ‘lockdown’, his family say.
The 19-year-old student, named by his family as F Kitson, was found dead at halls of residence at the University of Manchester.
His death, ten days ago, came after a spike in Covid-19 in cases in Manchester.
The surge in cases resulted in hundreds of students self-isolating and others at neighbouring university Manchester Metropolitan forced into lockdown.
Officials say the death of Mr Kitson, who was staying at the University of Manchester’s Fallowfield campus, was not Covid-19 related. Police also said they were not treating it as suspicious.
In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: ‘At around 5pm on Thursday, October 8, police received a report of concern for the welfare of a man at a property off Moseley Road, Manchester.
‘Emergency services attended and a 19-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
‘His next of kin has been informed. There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.’
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