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Cause of Patrick Halpin's death 'undetermined' after initial post-mortem

The DCU student’s body was found near Leicester Square last Thursday. The results of further tests are now awaited.

INITIAL POST-MORTEM results on the body of Patrick Halpin, the DCU student who died in London last week, have proven inconclusive.

The results of further tests are now awaited.

A Met Police spokesperson confirmed that an initial post-mortem examination was carried out at Westminster mortuary on Tuesday, but that the cause of death hadn’t yet been established.

Patrick’s body was found last Thursday night. Police have said they’re not treating his death as suspicious.

The 18-year-old, from Loughrea in Galway, went missing while on a society trip to the city. Scotland Yard said he was last seen leaving the Zoo Bar in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police later said he may have accessed the roof of a nearby Burger King. His body was found on a lower section of restaurant roof, which is normally inaccessible.

Plans for Patrick’s funeral have been announced by his family.

A private removal will take place at the family home on Saturday evening. Mass will take place at 2.30pm at St Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea on Sunday.

Read: Body found in Leicester Square identified as missing student Patrick Halpin

Photo: Kilnadeema-Leitrim players stand silent in memory of Patrick Halpin

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