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Students hold vigil for Meredith
Vigil for Meredith Kercher
More than 100 students paid their respects at the vigil
More than 100 students bowed their heads in silence during a vigil at Leeds University for murdered student Meredith Kercher.

Holding bunches of flowers, friends of the European Studies student walked slowly from the university's Parkinson Building steps to Tetley Garden.

There they lit candles and laid flowers by Meredith's photograph, placed underneath a tree in the garden.

A university spokesman described Meredith as "beautiful and clever".

The Italian Department said it would hold a memorial service next September when the student's classmates returned.

Miss Kercher, 21, from Coulsdon, south London, was on a study year in Perugia, Italy, when she was found with her throat cut.

Her American flatmate Amanda Knox, 20, her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 24, and Congolese immigrant Patrick Lumumba, 37 are all being questioned about the murder.

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