University names student found dead in halls of residence

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The University of Portsmouth has named a student found dead in halls of residence last night.

Police were called at 6pm yesterday by security staff to James Watson Halls, in White Swan Road, near Guildhall Walk, after they found a young man dead in his room.

The university has named the student as 19-year-old Tyler Duchar-Clark.

Vice-chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith said: ‘The university community was shocked last night to learn that one of our students, Tyler Duchar-Clark, had died in his room in James Watson Hall of Residence.

‘Tyler, age 19, was in his first year of a BA Hons degree in Television and Film Production and was progressing well with his studies. His tutor said he was a bright, proactive student who was doing well academically.

‘All students in halls of residence have been contacted personally and offered support and counselling by the university.

‘We send our sincere condolences to Tyler’s family and friends who have the full support of the university at this very difficult time.’

Hampshire Constabulary says the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A file is being prepared for the coroner.