Oxford University student killed himself using toxic gas

The Oxford Times: Oxford University student killed himself using toxic gas Oxford University student killed himself using toxic gas

AN Oxford University student committed suicide using poisonous gas, an inquest has ruled this afternoon.

Andrew Kirkman, 20, a second year at Balliol College, was found dead in a tent in Port Meadow on December 8, three days after his birthday.

It emerged at today’s inquest at Oxfordshire Coroners’ Court that Mr Kirkman, originally from Middlesex, had reported suffering from depression to his Oxford GP.

Coroner Darren Salter ruled that Mr Kirkman, a physics and philosophy student, had committed suicide.

In a statement, his parents, Wendy and Mike Kirkman, said:  "Andrew was an amazing young man.
"He spent an inordinate amount of time assisting others and was a force for good in every community he was involved in.

"The attendance at his funeral of more than 250 souls is a testament to how many lives he touches in his 20 years among us."

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