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Tributes pour in for Katie Webb
HEARTFELT tributes have been paid following the sudden death of a “vibrant “ and “loveable” schoolgirl.
Katie Webb, aged 12, was found at address in Evesham at lunchtime on Wednesday.
She was rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital by air ambulance, but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Katie is believed to be a pupil at the town’s Simon de Montfort Middle School. Yesterday scores of people had taken to the social networking site Facebook to leave tributes to her.
A statement from West Mercia Police said: “Police were called to an address on Burlingham Avenue, Evesham, following a call from the ambulance service at around 12.15pm on Wednesday, 24 April, concerned for the welfare of a 12-year-old girl.
“The child was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital by air ambulance but despite the best efforts of the emergency services, she was pronounced dead a short time after arrival. Officers are currently investigating the death, which is being not being treated as suspicious."
Within hours of her death flowers had been laid in her memory in the town’s Market Square and a tribute page on Facebook had received more than 2,000 ‘likes’ in sympathy.
The page, entitled R I P Katie Webb, says: ‘Katie will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.’ Online website Twitter also featured a number of kind words and messages of support and condolence.
Katie’s former headteacher David Braham at Bengeworth First School remembered the youngster and said his and the school’s sympathies were with her family.
He said: “Katie was a vibrant and happy pupil who attended our school for six years. We remember her for her bouncy and loveable nature. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.”
Both Simon de Montfort Middle School and Worcestershire County Council declined to comment.
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