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Alisha Bartolini: Liverpool Hope student, 18, died of meningitis - police

Alisha Bartolini Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Alisha Bartolini was studying marketing and media at Liverpool Hope University

A student whose body was discovered at her university halls of residence earlier this month died of meningitis, forensic tests have revealed.

Alisha Bartolini, from Appley Bridge, near Wigan, was found at her Liverpool Hope University property in Taggart Avenue, Childwall, on 1 November.

The 18-year-old had been to a Halloween party the night before.

A post-mortem examination had proved inconclusive but Merseyside Police said forensic reports were now complete.

A spokesman said: "They have concluded that Alisha died as a result of meningococcal meningitis."

The former Abraham Guest High School pupil and Saint John Rigby College student was studying marketing and media at the university.

She had been to a party at Nation nightclub in Liverpool on 31 October before being found at about 17:30 GMT the following day.

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