South East Wales

Tributes to student Luke Johns after stair fall

Discovery Heights Halls of Residence Image copyright Google
Image caption Mr Johns died at the Discovery Heights building on Sunday morning

Tributes have been paid to a south Wales law student who died after an accident at a university halls of residence.

Luke Johns, 19, from Llantwit Fardre, near Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, suffered fatal head injuries in a fall at the building in Cobourg Street, Plymouth, at 02:30 GMT on Sunday.

Police have said he fell "a number of floors" in the communal stairway.

Officers are not treating his death as suspicious.

Mr Johns was a Cardiff City Football Club supporter who followed the team home and away.

The team's supporters' club posted on Twitter: "On behalf of all at the supporters club, I send my deepest condolences to Luke's family and friends. Such sad news #RIPBluebird."

A crowdfunding page launched by Mr Johns' friends has so far raised more than £3,000 to help cover the cost of his funeral.

Sam Roberts, who set up the page, described him as "a friend, a brother and a loving son".

"We are going to raise as much money as possible to help Luke's family really give him the send-off he deserves," he added.

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