Sheffield university student still in intensive care

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A university student in Sheffield who fell 40ft from her flat in an accommodation block is still in intensive care.

The girl, named by students as 18-year-old Emma Perry, aged 18, was left fighting for life after the fall at the Endcliffe Village student complex in the early hours of Saturday.

She fell from a window in her flat.

Police said she suffered ‘life altering injuries’ in the fall.

She is still sedated in hospital and seriously ill but it is thought she will survive.

Her family are at her bedside and being supported by staff at the University of Sheffield, where Emma is a first year student undergraduate studying economics and politics.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fall is still under way.

Police officers alerted to the incident at 4.50am on Saturday cordoned off the Froggatt block, where Emma lives.

Forensic experts examined the flat where she fell from in a bid to establish the exact circumstances.

She had been on a night out with friends before she fell.

Students returning home after their nights out found shocked fellow students in tears close to the spot where Emma’s body was found.

Endcliffe Village is a purpose built student complex managed by the University of Sheffield.