Moderate showers


17°C | 8°C



16°C | 8°C

Moderate showers


16°C | 8°C

Home   Sittingbourne   News   Article

Bobbing train death woman named as former Ypres Tavern boss Joelli Budd

02 January 2014
by Hayley Robinson

A woman killed on railway track near Bobbing just before Christmas has been named as Joelli Budd.

Emergency services were called at about 2.20pm on Sunday, December 22, to reports of a person being hit by a train at Simpson Crossing, near the Bobbing Apple pub and hotel complex next to the A249. 

Emergency services at the Bobbing Apple

Emergency services at the Bobbing Apple

The 35-year-old former manager of the Ypres Tavern in West Street, Sittingbourne, was declared dead at the scene and her next-of-kin informed.  

Following the initial investigation, the line was handed back to Network Rail at 3.45pm.
British Transport Police said they were not treating the incident as suspicious.

An inquest into Ms Budd’s death was opened and adjourned today at 2pm at the Archbishop’s Palace in Maidstone.

 Stories you might have missed

'Killer' hats on sale in Kent

Homes at risk of flooding as river levels rise

Teen, 17, killed in New Year's Day crash named

Pair left with face injuries after road rage attack


Click here for more news from Sittingbourne.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Sorry, comments are not enabled for this article.

Login or register to post commentsPost Comment

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email or call 01634 227989.