The friends of a Plymouth University Law student who tragically fell to his death at the weekend have started raising money to give him the “send-off he deserves”.
Luke Johns, 19, from Pontypridd in Wales, fell from a significant height after partying at student accommodation, Discovery Heights, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police believe he suffered fatal head injuries in a tragic accident.
Moving tributes have been paid across the country to the popular teenager who was nicknamed by friends as ‘Johnsy’.
Sam Roberts has created a crowdfund page in honour of his friend to help family pay for funeral costs. The page was only set up 16 hours ago and has already hit its £2,000 target.
The page states: “As many of you already know, we have all had very sad news of the recent passing of Luke Johns, a friend, a brother, and a loving son.
“Therefore, we are going to raise as much money as possible to help Luke’s family really give him the send-off he deserves.
“We are all grateful for any donation no matter how small or how big, every donation counts”.
Moving tributes and generous donations have been left by friends and family from both South Wales and Plymouth.
Stephen Jarrett, who donated £100 wrote: “Luke, it was a pleasure to have known you. RIP From Heather, Stephen and Tom”.
Fellow Plymouth Student, Baz Scordis paid tribute to his university ‘brother’ with a donation of £50, “Even though we only lived together for 6 months, I can honestly say you were like a brother to me. Gone way too soon.”
A flower and candle-lit tribute has been left at the bottom of the stairwell in the Unite Building on Cobourg Street with a note reading: “We send our heartfelt sympathies to friends and family through this difficult time. Rest in peace. Love 805”.
SummerLouise Otton shared the tribute via Facebook writing, “This is the beginning of what people have placed in memory of the wonderful Luke Johns, all thoughts going to all the people that knew him and especially his family at this hard time.”
Luke is said to have been a “popular’ individual”, a “great friend” and a “lovely person”. He had joined Plymouth University in September to study Law.