Female cadet found dead at Sandhurst ‘after drunken night out’ is named

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Female cadet found dead at Sandhurst ‘after drunken night out’ is named




A female officer cadet found dead in an apparent suicide at Sandhurst military academy has been named.
Olivia Perks, 21, was discovered in her room after a party at the world-famous military Academy in Berkshire on 6 February.
She is feared to be the first female suicide at the base, where Prince Harry and William both trained.
Olivia Perks, 21, (not pictured) was discovered in her room on 6 February (Picture: Rex Features)
An inquest into her death will be opened by the Berkshire coroner at Reading Town Hall on 26 February.
Ms Perks was in her last term at the elite academy, where all British Army officers are taught the responsibilities of leading soldiers in a 44-week course.
It is understood Ms Perks had been spoken to after failing to return to her barracks following a party on the base.
Aside from the minor disciplinary incident, there was no suggestion of further wrongdoing.
Police said the death at Sandhurst military academy was not ‘suspicious’ (Picture: PA)
At the time Thames Valley Police said they were treating her death as ‘unexplained but non-suspicious’.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman also confirmed there had been an incident at the academy which resulted in the death of an officer cadet.
The British Army website describes Sandhurst as ‘one of the world’s toughest and most revered military training academies’ and its motto is Serve to Lead.
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