Tragic death of teenager Taiyah-Grace Peebles is no longer being treated as suspicious

Taiyah-Grace (wearing black trainers) with her Mum, siblings and nieces.

The death of a 16-year-old girl who died on the railway in Herne Bay on Wednesday is no longer being treated as suspicious.

Taiyah-Grace Peebles, from Herne Bay, was found on the railway at Herne Bay station at around 7am on Wednesday.

BTP officers and paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service attended but sadly Taiyah-Grace was found to have died.

The teenager, who has family links to Thanet, has now been formally identified.

A post-mortem examination took place today (July 28) and although the British Transport Police is awaiting the final report, they believe the findings are consistent with their initial assessment that Taiyah died as a result of electrocution.

A file will now be prepared for the coroner.

Family thanks

Taiyah-Grace’s family has thanked everyone for the kind words and messages of condolences that they have received since  her death.

They have released a photograph of Taiyah-Grace with her mum, siblings and nieces.

The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this incredibly difficult and sad time.

Fundraising for the family

Taiyah Peebles

A crowdfunder page to help the family with funeral costs has been created by family friend Mrs Hills.

She posts: “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 outpouring of condolences on her Facebook page and her mum’s and siblings.  Taiyah deserves the biggest and best send off to celebrate her life.”

£776 of the £3,000 target has been raised in less than a day.

Donate here