Memorial bench for tragic teen

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FAMILY and friends of an avid Owls fan who died suddenly in his sleep aged just 18 unveiled a memorial bench on the first anniversary of his death.

Kyle Hancock was found dead in bed by friends in his halls of residence at university, where he was five weeks into a degree in sports journalism.

Doctors attributed the tragedy to Sudden Arrythmic Death Syndrome.

The teenager, from Bradwell in Derbyshire, studied at the University of Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, where students and staff joined Kyle’s family for a memorial ceremony.

A bench was also placed in the university grounds, and a collection was held to raise funds in Kyle’s name on behalf of the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young.