Cambridge Student Dies After University Fall

8 March 2016, 15:11 | Updated: 8 March 2016, 15:15

A 19 year-old Cambridge university student has died after a fall at Girton College.

19 year-old Thomas Millward sadly lost his life after sustaining severe head injuries at Girton College on Saturday evening (March 5). Thomas died in Addenbrooke's Hospital the following morning.

Thomas' death is not being treated as suspicious, however a 19 year-old woman from Cambridge has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of drugs.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonyously, on 0800 555 111.

Thomas' parents, Brian and Maisa Millward, have released the following statement:

"Thomas Alexander Millward, adored son to Brian and Maisa, beloved brother and soulmate to Isabel. One of the most promising young men of his generation. He was an extremely intelligent, talented, handsome and loving boy. He was loved so dearly by his family and friends.

On Saturday 5th March 2016, he lost his life in a tragic and fatal accident whilst at Girton College, Cambridge. He was 19 years old. His family and friends are left heart broken.

Thomas was an exceptional young man, warm and affectionate with everyone he met, always respectful and polite. Gifted both academically and in his sporting abilities, he excelled in everything that he did. At school he balanced his academic and social life with commensurate ease - putting exactly the right amount of effort into his studies to ensure that he achieved his success. He was strong and athletic and so much enjoyed his sports, particularly rugby where he was in his element playing within his team, and his friends.

His ambition was to study engineering at the University of Cambridge, and to ultimately find a career where his efforts would make a positive difference to the world. He achieved the former when he started his engineering studies back in September 2015, and thoroughly enjoyed the challenges that the course presented. As just one example of his engineering capabilities, in his first term working in a group of three, he won joint-first prize in the annual engineering competition involving the design and construction of a robotic system, they came up with a 'Jenga' playing machine.

Thomas was compassionate, empathetic and had clear views about love and humanity and certainly would have wished that his organs be donated. After his tragic accidental fall, his devastated family had prayed for a miracle that didn't come but now hope that his precious heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and bone marrow can become a miracle for others."