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BREAKING: Student dies after fall in Mathematical Sciences Building

After falling in the Mathematical Sciences Building yesterday, Data Science student Josh Hill has died.

He fell in the building yesterday morning. Emergency services including an air ambulance arrived before he was taken to hospital and declared to be in a critical condition.

An email from the Statistics department sent to students said: “We are deeply saddened to confirm that Josh Hill, a second year student studying Data Science has passed away in hospital overnight on Monday 10 June, following a fall in the Maths and Statistics building.

“If you would like support, please contact Wellbeing Support Services. You can call the team on 024 76 575570, ext. 75570 or visit https://warwick.ac.uk/services/supportservices or https://warwick.ac.uk/services/healthsafetywellbeing/well-being/employeeassistanceprogramme for more details.”

Head of Statistics Professor Barbel Finkenstadt said: “The whole department is deeply saddened and distressed by the death of this lovely, gentle and kind young man. Our thoughts are with Josh’s family.”

Yesterday evening an email sent to students in the Statistics department said that “short term measures” limiting students’ access to the building have been put in place. These include access to level 2 being restricted unless accompanied by a member of staff and students will not be able to enter the building before 8am or after 6pm.

If you have been affected, helplines such as the Samaritans hotline (116123) and Warwick’s Wellbeing Support Services (024 7657 5570) are available. International helplines can also be found at www.befrienders.org.

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