Tent death Oxford University student Andrew Kirkman tribute

Andrew Kirkman
Image caption Andrew Kirkman was studying Physics and Philosophy at Balliol College

The parents of an Oxford University student found dead in a tent on an Oxford meadow have described him as a "kind young man".

A passer-by discovered the body of Andrew Kirkman, 20, while walking in Port Meadow, Wolvercote, on Sunday.

A police spokesperson said Mr Kirkman's death was "unexplained" although there were no suspicious circumstances.

The family statement said Mr Kirkman "took great pleasure in helping other people".

It added: "Andy was loved by everyone who knew him... he will be sorely missed."

Mr Kirkman, from Watford, was a second year undergraduate at Balliol College studying Physics and Philosophy.

Sir Drummond Bone, master of the college, described his "deep sadness" at the news.

He said: "Our thoughts and condolences go out to Andrew's parents and his family and close friends at this extremely difficult time.

"Andrew was a friendly and thoughtful student and a valued contributor to the life of the college."

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