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Student's tragic club end is still a mystery; it may take months to complete the investigation into tragedy.


IT could take months to discover the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of brillitant young university student Olivia Burt.

The Durham University student, of Hampshire, was tragically killed outside Missoula nightclub during an incident involving a safety barrier.

The 20-year-old suffered fatal head injuries on February 7 and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Durham Constabulary and Durham County Council launched a joint investigation to determine what happened to the first-year natural sciences student.

Detective Superintendent Kevin Weir, who is leading the investigation, said: "That investigation remains ongoing and we are following a number of lines of enquiry.

It is an investigation, one anticipate number of Det Supt "It is an extensive investigation, and one which we anticipate lasting a number of months.

"We have now interviewed around 50 people who were there on the night, including those who were working in the area and those who were queueing to get into the nightclub."

Det Supt Weir said officers have also examined CCTV footage from the scene, showing the moments leading up to the incident.

He added: "We know that Olivia died after suffering fatal head injuries.

"Despite the efforts of door staff, the ambulance service and police officers to revive Olivia, she was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"We would like to thank everyone who has come forward with information in the days and weeks following the incident.

extensive and we lasting a months. "If anyone has information they think may help the investigation but hasn't yet spoken to us, please contact us on 101."

Kevin Weir " Olivia's parents, Nigel and Paula, announced she will be laid to rest on Monday after a srvice at All Saints' Church in Milford-on-Sea.

and Durham launched a joint determine what year natural is of one lasting a "Despite the efforts ambulance to revive pronounced scene. "We in think the but spoken please contac"It is an extensive investigation, and one which we anticipate lasting a number of months. Det Supt Kevin Weir


Flowers left for Olivia Burt, pictured inset, outside Missoula nightclub in Walkergate, Durham

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 9, 2018
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