Families Tribute To Leeds Student

The mum and dad of a student who died after a night out with mates say they are "devastated".

Adam Dixon died at his halls of residence in Beckett Park in Leeds, on Sunday. (January 8)

The 18-year-old, a first year multi-media technology student at Leeds Metropolitan University, came from Shelf near Halifax.

In a statement, his parents, Dave and Tracey, said:  "Adam was a wonderful son and brother, who we were extremely proud of. He touched the lives of all the people he met.

"We are absolutely devastated by our tragic loss, and would ask that we be left to grieve in peace at this extremely sad time."


Meanwhile a 22-year-old Headingly man arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs has been bailed

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "A post-mortem examination took place yesterday and the results of toxicology tests are awaited.

"A 22-year-old man from Headingly has been arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs and is currently in custody.

"He has since been bailed, pending further enquiries."

The spokesman said Mr Dixon had been formally identified and an inquest into his death was due to open later this week.

Leeds Metropolitan University paid tribute to Mr Dixon, describing him as a "very popular" multimedia technology student.

In a statement, the university said: "In the early hours of the morning on Sunday 8 January, Leeds Metropolitan University first year student Adam Dixon sadly passed away.

"His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

"Adam, who was studying a multimedia technology course, was a very popular student and will be greatly missed.