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Student dies at Medway Campus Liberty Quays accommodation

Student dies at Medway Campus Liberty Quays accommodation

A death has been confirmed at the student accommodation in Gillingham on 12 October.

Police and paramedics were called to Liberty Quays student accommodation following reports of a serious medical incident, which has now been confirmed as fatal.

The 19 year-old male has been named as Adam Myatt, a first year social sciences student from Staffordshire. The University confirmed this is in an email informing students about his tragic death.

Head of school Phil Hubbard, said: “I am afraid I must share some very bad news.

“Yesterday we were notified that one of our first year BSc Social Sciences students, Adam Myatt, was found dead in his room at Liberty Quays.

“It is believed he died of natural causes. His parents have been informed and his flatmates are being supported.”

The university will be sending flowers and a card of condolence to Mr Myatt’s family in Staffordshire.

The incident on 12 October saw emergency crews rush to the scene, with students unable to return to their flats for many hours afterwards.

A police spokesman said “Kent Police was called at 3.53pm on Wednesday, October 12 to an address at Liberty Quays in Blake Avenue, Gillingham, following concern for the welfare of a man.

“Officers and Secamb (ambulance) attended and a 19-year-old-man was declared deceased at the scene.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and next of kin have been informed. A report will be prepared for the coroner.”

A spokesman for the University of Kent said: “We can confirm the death of a male student at Liberty Quays on 12 October. He is believed to have died of natural causes.

“His parents have been informed and the University has offered its full support and counselling to his fellow residents and all those students and staff who knew him.

Reports from residents suggested that an individual had been found unconscious, and attempts were made to resuscitate them. Several residents also reported the presence of the air ambulance, which is said to have landed close to the nearby ASDA supermarket. It is alleged that a member of staff from a private ambulance firm reported that someone had died, as concern grew due to the number of emergency vehicles present, this has now been confirmed by police.

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