Inquest verdict after roof fall tragedy of Bath student Vanessa Clarke
University of Bath student Vanessa Clarke died as a result of misadventure after falling 20 feet through the roof of a warehouse in the city, an inquest heard today.
Miss Clarke, 23, a third-year computer science student, was walking home in the early hours of the morning when the tragedy happened.
She had climbed onto the roof the Travis Perkins builders merchants in Lower Bristol Road but it gave way and she fell 20 feet onto the concrete floor below.
Miss Clarke, who grew up in Cornwall and was a keen member of the university's Bath Jets cheerleading squad, died on May 5.
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Today, in inqest at Flax Bourton heard Miss Clarke died almost instantly from head injuries and the coroner recorded a verdict of misadventure.
At the time of the tragedy tributes, including a cheerleading vest, were left on Midland Bridge in Bath.
One message, attached to a bunch of flowers, read: “Colourful ones for a colourful princess.”