The family of an 18-year-old woman, who died after collapsing and falling onto the tracks at Sittingbourne railway station on Monday (2nd November) morning, have paid tribute to her.
Sophie Lintott, from Sittingbourne, sadly died of her injuries in hospital yesterday (Tuesday 3rd November) at Kings College Hospital in South East London.
In a statement issued earlier today, through the British Transport Police (BTP), Sophie's family said: "Sophie was a bubbly girl who loved life, family and all her friends from school, guiding, dance and work. She touched so many people's lives and will leave a lasting impression. Sophie loved flowers, but had expressed a wish for any tributes to be made as donations to either Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance or Crohn's & Colitis UK."
Girlguiding Sittingbourne Division told SFM News that it was "incredibly sad to have so suddenly lost a much loved member. We would like to express our sincere condolences to Sophie's family at this difficult time. Sophie was a caring, fun loving, confident, energetic young lady who touched the lives of many, she will be greatly missed."
A spokesperson for Southeastern Railways told SFM News: "Our thoughts are very much with Sophie's family and friends following this tragic incident. We are assisting the British Transport Police with their investigation."
Trains were stopped after the incident, shortly after 8.00am on Monday morning, whilst emergency services were called.