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Hockey club tribute to storm victim

Bethany Freeman Credit: ITV Meridian

A hockey club held a moment of silence and a minute's applause for a former player who was killed when a tree fell on her caravan earlier this week. Bethany Freeman, 17, was asleep when the tree came down in Hever, Kent. Edenbridge Hockey Club held the tribute before a match earlier today.

Bethany was a Gold Olympic Young Ambassador in 2012, and played with several sports clubs around Kent, coaching younger girls at school and at various clubs.

Full report: Who is the 2013 celebrity Guy?

Around this time every year someone somewhere receives the news that they are to be burned at the stake or at least that their thirty-foot effigy will be.

They learn that they have been picked as a Bonfire Society's annual 'guy'. Previous 'victims' have included Lance Armstrong, Cherie Blair, Katie Price, Gordon Brown and Russell Brand.

So who've they gone for this year? Well here's a clue: her effigy carries the words "speak before you think". Derek Johnson reports.


Wayne Rooney, Tony Blair... Now it's Katie Hopkins turn!

A 30 foot effigy of outspoken television personality Katie Hopkins will be burned this weekend in Kent.

A steel-framed model of Katie will go up in flames this weekend at Edenbridge's annual bonfire night.

Lance Armstrong, Wayne Rooney and Tony Blair have previously been chosen as celebrity guys.

Artist Frank Shepherd said that they would welcome Katie Hopkins to set fire her effigy!


Teenager killed by tree in Kent

Bethany Freeman Credit: Kent Police

The teenager killed by a falling tree in Kent today has been named as Bethany Freeman. It's believed Bethany and other family members had been living in caravans near their home in Hever, while renovation work was taking place.

Bethany, 17, was a Sixth former at Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School. Headteacher Linda Wybar, posted a message on the School's website, saying the entire school community was 'profoundly shocked and saddened'.

She added that Beth was 'universally respected as an individual who always had time for others'.

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