Student’s inquest

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AN inquest date has been announced for a hearing into the death of a Durham University student.

Luke Pearce, 19, of Fonteyn Court in Old Elvet in the city, was reported missing after he was last seen on May 11, sparking a search and appeal as police tried to find him. His body was recovered from the River Wear, near Baths Bridge, on May 18 after he was spotted by members of Durham Amateur Rowing Club.

The inquest into his death will be held on Monday, September 1.