Woman found dead on rail line

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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.

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