One person has been killed in the South East by one of the most ferocious storms to batter the region for years and another is missing feared dead. John Ryall reports from Kent, after a teenager is crushed by a falling tree in the mobile home she was sleeping in.
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'.
The girl who died when a tree fell on her mobile home in Hever, Kent has been named locally as Bethany Freeman, whose nickname was "Gia".
More on the teenager, who was killed by a falling tree: It's believed that she was sleeping in a mobile home when the tree fell in Hever, Edenbridge. It happened at about 0720. The 17-year-old died at the scene.
A teenager has died after a tree fell on the house she was sleeping in,
Police were called to Hever, Edenbridge at 7:18am this morning following a report that a teenage girl was seriously injured after a tree fell onto a static home.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service were called, but sadly the 17-year-old died at the scene.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
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