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Inquest hears how Cassie Kilshaw, of Folkestone, died after taking several prescribed tablets in Sir John Moore Avenue, Hythe, as tributes flood in

By Matt Leclere

A young woman died after taking several prescribed tablets, an inquest heard.

Police were called to a block of flats in Hythe on Wednesday, July 16, and found one woman dead, while a second woman had to be taken to hospital.

The inquest into the death of 25-year-old Cassandra Kilshaw, of New Street, Folkestone, opened at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court.

Cassie Kilshaw died after taking an overdose of prescription medication

Coroner Rachel Redman was told how Cassandra went to collect prescription medication from the Central Pharmacy in Cheriton Road before boarding a bus with a friend.

She took several of the tablets which are yet to be identified and gave some to her friend.

The coroner’s office confirmed that when she got to her destination in Sir John Moore Avenue she took further tablets and shared them with her friend. An hour or so later Cassandra collapsed on the kitchen floor.

Emergency services were called and Miss Kilshaw’s body was found by paramedics who confirmed she had died.

Two days later, the post mortem was carried out at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, where her father Stuart formally identified the body.

An investigation into the exact cause of death is still ongoing.

Dozens of friends and family have been paying tribute to Cassie on her Facebook profile, describing her as “fun and bubbly” and “beautiful on the inside and on the outside”.

Alex Mcnaughton wrote on the page, on which she was known as Princess Saskia Destiny Warnes: “Cannot believe what I have just seen! Some are here for a long time others a good time! And we had some pretty good times! R.I.P babe!”

Radcliffe House, Sir John Moore Avenue, Hythe, the block of flats where Miss Kilshaw was found

Serena Warnes said: “Rest in peace my beautiful amazing Saskiaaa!!! I can’t believe it still. I don’t want to believe it. I’m not ever gonna see you again. I can’t get my head around it! You were so beautiful on the inside and on the outside. I’ll never forget our memories and adventures. You’ll always be remembered I love you sooo much.”

“Rest in peace my beautiful amazing Saskiaaa!!! I can’t believe it still. I don’t want to believe it. I’m not ever gonna see you again" - Serena Warnes

Phoebe Essex posted: “Rest in peace my gorgeous cousin, gone but never forgotten, always with us, love you!”

Lewis Lister added: “R.I.P Saskia, show the big man up there how to party.”

Neighbours said they were “shocked to hear what happened” while her brother Chris paid tribute to his sister on Facebook saying: “Words can’t describe what she meant to me. Sleep tight lil sis love you always, it won’t be the same without you here making me laugh. You will be forever in my heart.”

Police officers said they are treating her death as non-suspicious and no arrests have been made.

The inquest has been adjourned.

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