Woman found dead on rail line
A woman found dead on railway tracks has been named as Hayley Prett.
British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed a body discovered on the line at The Warren near Capel-le-Ferne on Sunday morning was believed to be that of a 40-year-old woman.
According to her Facebook page, Hayley Prett was formerly a support worker at the Priory Group.
She has been described as a ‘beautiful special girl with a heart of gold’.
Det Ch Insp Sam Blackburn said: “My thoughts are with the family of this woman as they come to terms with this awful news. It is now vitally important we understand precisely what happened and we have a team of detectives working to trace her final movements.
“Whilst these essential enquiries are made, I am keeping an open mind regarding how this woman came to be on the tracks and to lose her life.
“I would ask anyone who saw a woman near to Folkestone station during the early hours of Sunday morning to contact us as soon as possible. Any information, no matter how significant, could prove vital.”
Among the tributes on social media, Suzanne Goss wrote on Facebook: “Hayley Pearl Prett you was always a bundle of fun with a real lust for life.”
Kelly Finch wrote: “Lost for words. Such a beautiful special girl with a heart of gold.”
The night before the body was found, police confirmed they had attended a gathering of about 30 people at the Warren in Folkestone. No breaches of the peace were reported at the event.