Police probe into death of Alfreton student continues

A police probe into the death of an Alfreton student is continuing.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 20th November 2017, 10:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 3:03 am
Joana Burns.
Joana Burns.

Joana Burns, 22, fell ill on a night out at The Foundry in the University of Sheffield's Students' Union building on June 6.

The Sheffield Hallam University student, who had just completed a degree in mathematics, was rushed to hospital but died the following day.

She had taken MDMA - a form of Ecstasy - on the night out.

Two men, aged 23 and 24, and one woman, aged 20, were arrested suspicion of supplying drugs and were released under investigation.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Enquiries remain ongoing in relation to the investigation and those arrested remain released under investigation at this time."

An inquest into the death has been opened and adjourned.