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Fourth suspected suicide at Bristol University

Body of 23-year-old Lara Nosiru discovered beneath Clifton Suspension Bridge

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A student from the University of Bristol has been found dead beneath Clifton Suspension Bridge in what is believed to be the fourth undergraduate suicide in the city since the start of the academic year.

The body of Lara Nosiru, 23, from Thurrock, in Essex, was discovered after a two-hour search of the Avon Gorge earlier this week. She was in the final year of her neuroscience course and a member of several dancing groups in Bristol.

A university spokesman said: "Sadly, we can confirm that one of our final year students was found dead on Monday, January 30. The student's next-of-kin have been informed and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time."

Nosiru's death follows the suicides of three other students over the past few months: Miranda Williams, 19, on 13 October; Daniel Green, 18, on 21 October, and 18-year-old Kim Long on 11 November.

An inquest last month heard Green had killed himself in his halls of residence after he broke up with his girlfriend. The inquests for Long and Williams are due to resume later this year.

A spokesperson for the university told the Bristol Post it has been carrying out a review of its mental health services.

The said: "Following the three student deaths reported in the autumn term, we have increased our student counselling provision.

"We are also working closely with the Samaritans and other experts to support the university community."

The university has also committed to investing an additional £1m a year to improving support for student wellbeing and mental health.

Students affected by Nosiru's death have also been urged to seek support from university services, friends and family.

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