Friends of a 15-year-old girl who died when she was struck by a train have claimed bullies are to blame for the death.
Natasha MacBryde’s body was found on a railway line near Bromsgrove in the early hours of Monday morning.
Tributes have flooded in for the Year 10 pupil at Royal Grammar School Worcester, who lived in Warmstry Road, Bromsgrove.
The youngster was a keen athlete, who was part of the school athletics team and qualified for the county championships.
But bullying has been mentioned by many friends on Twitter and Facebook, along with those who have left floral tributes at Bromsgrove railway station.
Natasha’s brother James also wrote on his Facebook page: “I wish you could see how much everyone cares.
“RIP my beautiful sister. I will always love you.”
A close family friend Jordan Scollan added: “Doing that to people, making them feel so low, they take their own life.”
Relatives were too upset to speak about the death at the family home, which is just a few steps away from the Bromsgrove to Birmingham train line on the Oakalls estate.
Scores of friend have left messages including Allie Llewellyn, from Droitwich, who wrote: “I’ll never forget you and your gorgeous smile. We never got to sing and dance in the park.”
Sophie Feek said: “You touched so many hearts and I’m sorry that you ever felt no-one was there.”
“You were an elegant and bright girl,” read a card at the train station. “I didn’t think it would have to end like this. For the people who made you so down and sad, they didn’t even deserve to meet you.”
Kerry Morgan, who knew Natasha at St John’s Primary School, wrote: “You were an amazing beautiful girl who deserves the best.”
British Transport Police said they are not treating the death as suspicious.
“The incident was initially being treated as unexplained but officers are now satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death,” said a British Transport Police spokesman.
Natasha’s headteacher Andy Rattue said: “Natasha was a charming and lovely girl and model pupil in every way. She will be missed by so many people, staff and pupils alike.
“It is very difficult to come to terms with such a tragic loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to her parents and family.”