“Devoted” university student, 21, found dead with ‘unexplained injuries’ after night out with friends as devastated family pay tribute

A 21-year-old university student was found dead with mystery injuries after he went on a night out with friends.

Harry Loker was pronounced dead in the street when his body was discovered outside a home on Friday morning with a “number of injuries”.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed the 21-year-old’s death is being treated as “unexplained”.

The Leeds Beckett University student had been out with friends in the city centre on Thursday and was believed to be on his way home in the early hours on Friday.

A post-mortem examination found Harry sustained multiple injuries “which cannot be accounted for”.

Police were called on Friday following a report of a man being found collapsed outside an address in Royal Park Avenue, Hyde Park, Leeds

Devastated relatives said they were left “broken” by his “terrible, terrible” death, which had left “pain in our hearts”

A family statement said: “Harry was a devoted son, brother and perfect grandson and we could not have asked for more.

“We as a family were extremely proud of Harry and all his achievements and he will be sorely missed.

“This terrible terrible incident has broken us as a family and leaves pain in our hearts.”

Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan said: “We are appealing for information to help us to understand the circumstances leading to Harry’s death.

“At this time, there are a number of injuries that we are unable to account for, and are keeping an open mind as to how these may have been sustained.

“We are treating Harry’s death as unexplained, as we continue to build a picture of his movements after he left the City Centre.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen Harry on Thursday night, or the early hours of Friday morning to come forward as they may hold vital information in helping us understand what has happened.

“Harry’s family are understandably devastated with the news, and officers are continuing to support them at this time. Enquiries are continuing.”

Anyone with any information, or who may have seen Harry is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting 13170426310. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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