Friends and family raise more than £1,200 in memory of Taiyah-Grace Peebles, 16, who was electrocuted on Herne Bay tracks

PUBLISHED: 09:11 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:11 31 July 2017

Taiyah-Grace Peebles. Photo: Facebook

Taiyah-Grace Peebles. Photo: Facebook


British Transport Police are still investigating her death which was confirmed on Wednesday morning

Friends of a 16-year-old girl who died after being electrocuted on the tracks at Herne Bay station last week have raised more than £1,200 in her memory.

Officers from British Transport Police were called to the station shortly before 7am on Wednesday and attended alongside paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service, where Taiyah-Grace Peebles was pronounced dead after sustaining serious injuries believed to be caused by the live track.

She was understood to have been with a group of friends near the station shortly before 11pm the night before.

Officers confirmed over the weekend her death is no longer being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

Friends took to social media to pay tribute to Taiyah, describing her as “a beautiful angel” and a crowdfunding page has been set up with the aim of raising £3,000 for her funeral.

The page is available to view here.

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