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Tributes to Georgia Walsh from Swanley after train death

By KentOnline reporter

A mother has paid tribute to her “incredibly talented” daughter, who died after she was struck by a train. 

Georgia Walsh, 16, from Swanley died at Dunton Green station shortly after 8pm on Friday. 

Her mum Jenny Connell said: “Georgia was incredibly talented, very artistic and dedicated. She was so funny, very quick witted and incredibly brave and we are enormously proud of her. Georgia is loved dearly.”

Georgia (right) and sister Caitlin

Georgia (right) and sister Caitlin

Georgia has left behind her mum, two younger sisters and a brother.

Georgia’s father, Richard Walsh, and his wife Joe Walsh are being supported by their own network of family and friends and together they are united in grieving the loss of Georgia. 

Ms Connell said: “Our thoughts go out to the driver of the train. Georgia wouldn’t have taken this decision lightly and we hope with support, the driver will come to terms with what has happened and find peace.” 

Friend Samantha Butler has set up a JustGiving page  to raise £3,600 to help pay for Georgia's funeral. It has already received pledges of more than £2,500.

The fundraising page set up to help pay for Georgia's funeral

The fundraising page set up to help pay for Georgia's funeral

The page states: "Georgia has left behind her single mum and her three siblings. We are trying to raise money to help with funeral costs to relieve any additional stress in their time of grief.

"We are appealing to the public to assist with this family's very trying time in any way they can."

People who have donated include a pupil at Georgia's school, who recalled her as 'always smiling', and a passenger on the train.

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