Devastated mum pays tribute to ‘sweet’ daughter who was killed by a train

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A devastated mum has paid tribute to her "loving and sweet daughter" who was killed after being hit by a train.

Esme Berry, 16, died near Bath after the horrifying incident on the rail line.

On August 31, the teenager was struck by the oncoming train at around 1.30pm at Keynsham Station.

Her grieving family have left tributes for the "smiley" 16-year-old and left flowers and cards at the scene.

Mum Vicky Berry has also posted a moving tribute on Facebook, reports Somerset Live.

She said: "This is the hardest and saddest news I’ve had to share but with a shattered broken heart I must announce the sudden passing of my beautiful gorgeous smiley happy daughter Esme Berry on the afternoon of August 31, 2020.

"The most beautiful happy talented stunning girl anyone could ever wish to meet who was a ray of sunshine in all our lives, always friendly, kind caring loving and sweet, tragically taken from us all so suddenly.

"As a family we are still trying to come to terms with this devastating news this can’t have happened to my beautiful Esme.

"For all of you who know how private I am will understand how difficult this is to share, please post your own messages on Esme’s Facebook page and share your grief love and memories of Esme.

"Esme your family love you so much you know that, we told you every single day and will continue telling you every single day.

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"Forever and ever in our hearts. Love you my beautiful girl."

Emergency services were called to the rail line at around 1.30pm on August 31, the bank holiday Monday, following reports that someone had been hit by a train..

Miss Berry was later pronounced dead at the scene, with police saying that her death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "We were called at 1.26pm on August 31 to Keynsham station following a report of a casualty on the tracks.

"Officers attended, but sadly a teenage girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious."

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