University of Sheffield "deeply saddened" after teenage student found dead at Hallam Towers Hotel

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The University of Sheffield has paid tribute to student Thomas Rhodes who was found dead at a derelict city hotel on Sunday.

The 19-year-old, a Geography student at the University of Sheffield, was found at around 4.15pm on Sunday March 26 at Hallam Towers Hotel in Fulwood.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of multiple injuries consistent with a fall.

Sheffield University has now paid tribute to its former student and confirmed they would be working to support everyone affected by the incident.

A spokesperson said: "We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our students and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

"The University is working to support everyone affected by this very upsetting incident."

Detectives investigating the death are appealing to anyone with information to please come forward.

Detective Inspector John Fitzgibbons investigating said: “My thoughts are with Mr Rhodes family and friends who are understandably devastated by his death and we will continue to provide them with support and assistance.

“The investigation is ongoing and we are conducting various enquiries to ascertain and establish the exact circumstances surrounding Mr Rhodes death. At this time, we are still treating it as unexplained.

“I want to trace Mr Rhodes movements from the previous evening, Saturday, 25 March, and into the early hours of Sunday. Were you with Mr Rhodes? Do you remember seeing him?

"Even the smallest piece of information could prove vital to the investigation.”

Any information call police on 101 quoting incident number 713 of March 26.