Sheffield student in horror fall

Forensics officers at Endcliffe Student Village where a 18-year-old female student fell 40ft.

Forensics officers at Endcliffe Student Village where a 18-year-old female student fell 40ft.

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A university student in Sheffield has suffered ‘life altering’ injuries after falling 40-feet from a window in her flat.

The 18-year-old University of Sheffield student, who has not been named, was found in a pool of blood after plunging to the ground.

Emergency services were called to the Froggatt accommodation block in the Endcliffe Village student complex.

It is understood the incident happened after the student returned home in the early hours of Saturday from a night out in the city.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fall, at 4.50am, is now under way while the student’s family are being supported by university staff.

Police officers taped off the Froggatt block and forensic experts spent the weekend carrying out inquiries at the scene.

One student, who declined to be named, said people returning to their flats after nights out in the early hours of Saturday saw people in distress sitting outside under blankets while emergency services dealt with the incident.

She said the student - a first year undergraduate - was found in a pool of blood.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to the Endcliffe Village at 4.50am on Saturday to reports a woman had fallen from a window.

“Inquiries are ongoing.”

Police said the girl’s injuries have been re-evaluated from an initial ‘life-threatening’ to ‘life-altering’.

Endcliffe Village is a purpose built complex managed by The University of Sheffield for its students.

Debora Green, head of Student Support and Well-Being at The University of Sheffield, said: “The student remains in hospital and her condition continues to cause concern.

“Student Services and Accommodation and Commercial Services staff are offering support to her family and friends.

“We are working with South Yorkshire Police to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident.”