Inquest to take place into death of student found dead in River Wear

Euan Coulthard.

Euan Coulthard.

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A DATE has been set for the inquest of a student whose body was found in the River Wear.

Euan Coulthard was found in the water near Framwelgate Bridge in Durham on Friday, January 23, after he was reported missing on Thursday, January 15.

The law student, who had been at Durham University’s St Mary’s College, disappeared after a night out with friends in the city centre.

The inquest into Euan’s death will be held at the coroner’s office in Crook Civic Centre on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 12.

The 19-year-old was from the village of Bottesford, in Leicestershire.

Durham Constabulary has said there were no suspicious circumstances regarding his death.

The tragedy, along with deaths of fellow undergraduates Sope Peters, who died in October 2013, and Luke Pearce, who died in May last year in similar circumstances, led to a host of safety measures being introduced to try and prevent further deaths.

A safe haven has been set up in the city on Wednesday nights, transport schemes improved and volunteer and education programmes launched.