Missing student found dead at Peak District campsite

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Missing student found dead at Peak District campsite


The body of a 21-year-old student who was reported missing last Thursday was found at a Peak District campsite in Buxton, Derbyshire on Sunday evening.

Amy Bannister, a Zoology and Psychology student at the University of Derby from Nuneaton Warwickshire, was discovered dead in a tent.

According to the Daily Mail, police do not believe there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said: "Police were called to a camp site in Buxton, High Peak at around 5.30pm on Sunday, October 20 after concern was raised for the safety of someone staying at the site.

"When officers arrived a woman was found dead inside a tent. The woman has now been identified as 21-year-old Amy Bannister who was reported missing from Derby on Thursday, October 17. Police do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances."

Speaking to the Derby Telegraph, a university spokesman said: "The University of Derby was saddened to hear of the tragic death of one of its students, Amy Bannister.

"She was a valued and well liked student, and will be much missed by our community.

"Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this moment in time."

The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

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