A student from the University of Newcastle has died after what police reported was due to “excess alcohol”.
The 20 year old was rushed into hospital early on Tuesday morning in life threatening condition.
A university spokesperson has said that “It is with deep sadness we can confirm the death of one of our students and our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time […] At the family’s request, we have nothing further to add at this time.”
Alcohol-related calls are the most common need for ambulances among 21-30 year-olds in the UK. London Ambulance Service alone responded to over 6,000 alcohol-related incidents last December.
With Christmas around the corner alcohol consumption will inevitably increase, but it is important to stay safe. Coca Cola’s Designated Driver scheme is just one of many this December, aimed at keeping people safe when alcohol is on the cards for the night. Their scheme offers a buy one, get one free on soft drinks at pubs, bars and restaurants across the country for the designated driver. All you need to do is show your keys at the bar to redeem the offer.
Stay safe and know your limits.