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Taiyah-Grace Peebles died of electrocution, post mortem finds

By Jade Edwards

A 16-year-old who died at Herne Bay railway station on Wednesday, has been formally identified as Taiyah-Grace Peebles.

A post mortem examination took place today and although the British Transport Police are awaiting the final report, they believe she was electrocuted.

Taiyah-Grace's death is no longer being treated as suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

Taiyah-Grace, fourth from left, with her mum, siblings and nieces. Pic: BTP
Taiyah-Grace, fourth from left, with her mum, siblings and nieces. Pic: BTP

Taiyah-Grace’s family would like to thank everyone for the kind words and messages of condolences that they have received since her death.

Her family have asked that their privacy is respected at this time.

Taiyah-Grace Peebles who died on the railway line
Taiyah-Grace Peebles who died on the railway line

Tributes started appearing on social media and on Wednesday afternoon dozens of friends arrived at the station with flowers, cards and messages to her, expressing their sadness at her loss.

They then gathered at the clock tower for a vigil.

Flowers left at Herne Bay station for Taiyah-Grace Peebles
Flowers left at Herne Bay station for Taiyah-Grace Peebles

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

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