University of Bath student dies after falling through warehouse roof in Bath
A 23-year-old woman who died at the weekend after falling through the roof of a warehouse in Bath has been named as a University of Bath student.
The university confirmed that undergraduate Vanessa Clarke, from Coverack, in Cornwall, died following the incident in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A statement said: “The university is saddened to announce the death of Vanessa Clarke, a third year computer science with business undergraduate student.
"Vanessa's family has been informed and the coroner’s office is now investigating the circumstances of her death.
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"Police are treating Vanessa’s death as a tragic accident and inquiries are continuing. The university wishes to express its deepest sympathies to her family and friends.”
Police were called to Travis Perkins builders merchants in Lower Bristol Road at around 4am on Saturday to reports of an incident.
Officers were in the area throughout the morning, along with a police helicopter which was helping with the investigation.
Tributes to Vanessa, including a University of Bath cheerleading vest, were left at the scene.
One message, attached to a bunch of flowers, read: "Colourful ones for a colourful princess."
Det Chief Insp Dave Gill, who is leading the investigation, dismissed speculation about why Vanessa was on the roof of the building and said it was simply a tragic accident.
He said: "This incident is not believed to be suspicious and there is no indication whatsoever that the tragic death was connected with any criminal activity."