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Fundraising page set up for the family of Taiyah-Grace Peebles

By KentOnline reporter

A fundraising page has been set up to help a teenager's family following her tragic death earlier this week.

Taiyah-Grace Peebles, died at Herne Bay railway station on Wednesday. It is believed that the 16-year-old was electrocuted.

The page, set up by Kristi Yvonne Hills, had already raised £800 by Saturday lunchtime.

Taiyah Peebles who died on the railway line at Herne Bay station

Taiyah Peebles who died on the railway line at Herne Bay station

The page reads: "After the loss of Taiyah, I wanted to set this up to help her loving family have one less thing to worry about while they are processing her passing. 

"Taiyah was loved by many and that shows from the out pour of condolences on her Facebook page and her mums and siblings.

"Taiyah deserves the biggest and bestest send off to celebrate her life."

The fundraising target is currently set to £3000.

A post mortem examination took place on Friday and although the British Transport Police are awaiting the final report, they believe she was electrocuted. Her death is no longer being treated as suspicious.

Taiyah-Grace’s family expressed their thanks for everyone's kind words and asked that their privacy is respected at this time.

Tributes have been left at the station and on social media by friends expressing their sadness at her loss and a vigil was held at the clock tower.

Churches of Herne Bay are also inviting residents to a service on Sunday night from 8pm to 10pm at Christ Church in William Street "to pray for the youth of Herne Bay, to light a candle, to talk to someone or pray especially in light of the recent tragedy at Herne Bay railway station".

BTP officers will remain in the area this weekend to offer reassurances to the community.

To donate to the fundraising page, click here.

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