A FEMALE officer cadet has been found dead in her room at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, reports suggest.

Her death is being treated as unexplained and not suspicious by Thames Valley Police.

A spokesman for Ministry of Defence said: "We can confirm that an incident has occurred at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst resulting in the death of an officer cadet.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time."

The young woman, 21, was found dead in her room on Wednesday, February 7.

It is understood the trainee officer was in the senior term of a year-long course at the base and was due to be commissioned in April.

Reports suggest she took her own life.