Keele university student commits suicide after rape | Cosmopolitan
A student who was allegedly raped by a fellow undergraduate is believed to have committed suicide.
Hannah Stubbs, 22, was studying at Keele University in Staffordshire when the horrific attack happened six months ago.
As well as needing medical attention following the assault, she never felt able to return to her physiotherapy course
She subsequently fell into a deep depression, and her body was found at her parent's home last weekend.
Her grandfather Peter has spoken out on behalf of her parents to raise awareness of the tragedy, and to stop violence against other female students.
He stated a lack of help from the university was to blame, as they "gave inadequate support following this serious offence."
Staffordshire police confirmed an investigation was carried out following the attack, and Hannah had been offered counselling.
However, the student who was alleged to have carried out the attack was allowed to remain at the university.
Hannah's grandfather stated he wanted him suspended, saying, "If [he] had, Hannah might have returned to her course and still be alive today."
Her parents also spoke out via Facebook:
"It is with great sadness that we announce that our beautiful girl Hannah died at home on Saturday evening following a long period battling depression. We wanted to give her the world, but now God has given her heaven."
With the rising number of sexual assaults being reported at university, we hope this paves the way for more protection and support for women who have been through an ordeal like Hannah's. Our thoughts are with her loved ones.
If you have been sexually assaulted, the national Rape Crisis helpline can be reached on 0808 802 9999 which is open every day of the year between 12pm and 2.30pm and 7pm and 9.30pm. Mind Charity are also a national charity to help with mental health problems and how to get help, contactable at 0300 123 3393.