Tributes after rail deaths

The parents of a 15-year-old girl who died after being struck by a train in Hertfordshire this week today paid tribute today to their "princess and angel".

Statement following rail deaths

"Our thoughts remain with Charleigh and Mert's families and friends - clearly this remains a desperately difficult time for them."While the incident is being treated as non-suspicious, my officers and I are continuing our investigation and working to put a file together for the local Coroner."

– British Transport Police Detective Inspector Andy Rose

'You were my friend, my daughter, and my rock'

Charleigh Disbrey with her father Matthew
Charleigh Disbrey with her father Matthew Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police are not treating the rail deaths as suspicious, believing the pair may have taken their own lives. The company also released separate statements from each parent as well as family pictures.

Mr Disbrey said: "Charleigh, you were my friend, my daughter and my rock - I don't know what I should do without you. Daddy will always love you, princess."

Ms Barnes said: "My beautiful Charleigh, you weren't just my truly amazing daughter, you were my best friend. I love you so much and you will always be Mummy's angel."

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Parents tribute to 'princess and angel'

Charleigh Disbrey
Charleigh Disbrey Credit: YouTube

The parents of the 15-year-old girl who diedafter being struck by a train in Hertfordshire this week today paid tributetoday to their "princess and angel".

Charleigh Disbrey was killed alongside fellow Hertswood Academy pupil Mert Karaoglan, 18, near Elstree and Borehamwood station on Monday.

Mert Karaoglan
Mert Karaoglan Credit: Google

Today in a statement, Charleigh's father Matthew Disbrey, 31, and her mother, Sandie Barnes said: "We will never fill the hole that has been left in our hearts and in our lives. Charleigh had two loving and caring families who will miss her every minute of every day._**

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"We cannot put into words the devastation and loss we all feel. You will be forever loved and missed, our princess, our angel."Our thoughts are also with Mert's family at this incredibly sad time."