News Inquests & Public Inquiries 8th May 2019

Nikita McNeill Appears in Inquest into the Death of Bristol University Student

The Senior Coroner for Avon has commenced an inquest into the suicide of a Bristol University student, Natasha Abrahart who took her own life in May 2018. Bristol University has seen 12 university students have or are suspected of having taken their own lives in the past three years.

The inquest is scheduled to last for 2 weeks and will examine the events leading to Natasha’s death, including her contact with University staff, Student Health Services and staff from the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Nikita McNeill acts for a GP in the Student Health Services on campus, who saw Natasha on two occasions in the months preceding her death and referred her to the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust following a previous unsuccessful attempt on her life.


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