Richard Mayne MH17
Leeds student Richard Mayne (pictured far right) is the fourth Briton believed to have perished in the MH17 crash in Ukraine via Facebook

Leeds University student Richard Mayne is the fourth British victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to be named on Friday.

Tributes have poured in for Mayne, who is believed to have been a maths and finance undergraduate, and who previously studied at The Market Bosworth School in Leicestershire.

Stuart Wilson, Principal of The Market Bosworth School, paid tribute to the former pupil: "Richard was a caring and intelligent young man. He was very popular with his classmates and played an enormous part in our school.

"We are shocked that his life has been cut so short and know that our school community will be forever proud of his association with us."

A University of Leeds spokeswoman said: "Richard had just finished his second year in maths and finance and he was doing well with his studies.

"Staff are working with the university's counselling service to help students who are affected by this tragedy and we will do all we can to support them."

One friend wrote on Facebook: "Richard was a fantastic, friendly, inspirational and very much-loved student at The Dixie, words cannot express my sadness.

"The world is missing a very special young man, my thoughts go out to his family and all who will miss him so much."

Among the 298 total dead are nine British citizens. Currently the only other names released are Newcastle United fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney, and WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas who was one of 108 AIDS experts on their way to a conference in Australia.

Links on Mr Mayne's profile showed that he had raised more than £1,000 for a children's charity climbing to the Everest Base Camp in March and was an avid rugby player.