Anastasia Uglow: British teenager who died on school trip to New York named by police

Bonnie Christian
The teenager was found unresponsive and unconscious at the Holiday Inn Express hotel, West 48th Street, police said: Google

A 17-year-old British schoolgirl who died while on a school trip to New York has been named by police.

Anastasia Uglow, from the Redland area of Bristol, was found "unresponsive and unconscious" at the Holiday Inn Express hotel on 19 December.

A New York Police spokeswoman told Bristol Live there were "no signs of trauma and no criminality was suspected".

"The medical examiner [coroner] will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing," she said.

Her family has been notified.

The sixth form student was taken to Mount Sinai hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

In a statement, the Bristol Grammar School headmaster Jaideep Barot said everyone at the school was devastated and support was being provided for those affected.

"We have opened a book of condolence and we will consider further remembrance with the family's support in the New Year," he added.

The students had been on a trip to New York and Washington DC.

The fee-paying school, which was founded in 1532, has more than 1,300 students aged four to 18.

A Foreign Office spokesman said on Monday night: “We are talking with the US authorities and are providing support to the family.”

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