Schoolgirl death: Tributes paid

Tributes are being paid to a girl after she collapsed and died at Angley School, Cranbrook, in Kent yesteday.

School tribute to Nicky

by Sion Donovan
Nicky Payne, who collapsed during a PE lesson Credit: Family photo

A headteacher has paid tribute to a 15-year-old girl who collapsed and died whilst playing rounders at school yesterday. Nicky Payne was taking part in a PE lesson at Angley School in Cranbrook. Headteacher Debbie Coslett said the following in a statement:

"Everyone at the school is extremely shocked and saddened by the news of Nicky's death. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family and friends at this very difficult time. Nicky played a full life in the part of the school and was the first volunteer for any activity."

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Dead girl named

Nicky Payne
Nicky Payne, who collapsed during a game of rounders at school Credit: Family photo

A teenage girl who died after collapsing during a school PE lesson has been named as 15-year-old Nicky Payne.

Officers from Kent Police were called to Angley School in Cranbrook shortly after 11.30am today, after Nicky collapsed during a game of rounders.

She was taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, but hospital staff were unable to revive her. Her death is being treated as unexplained, but there are not currently thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

Nicky Payne at wedding
Nicky Payne, shown on the left. Credit: Family photo

Unexplained death at school

A girl has died at Angley School, Cranbrook in Kent. Police were called to the school following the death, which occurred shortly after 11.30am.

The girl was taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, but hospital staff were unable to revive her. The death is being treated as unexplained, but there are not currently thought to be any suspicious circumstances.The girl's next of kin and the coroner have been notified.