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Family pays tribute after teenager found dead near railway lines

Roxy Phillips, 15, was pronounced dead at the scene after being found unresponsive in Weymouth.

Roxy Phillips
Roxy Phillips

A family has warned about the dangers of railway lines after a teenage girl was found dead near tracks in Dorset.

Officers were called to train lines in Weymouth at 2.25am on Thursday, where they found 15-year-old Roxy Phillips unresponsive.

Despite treatment from paramedics, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement shared by the British Transport Police, Roxy’s family said: “We would like to raise awareness of the dangers of the railway tracks, unknown to most that the third rail is live 24 hours a day all year round. This was a tragic accident that we as a family will never be able to overcome.”

Relatives described their devastation at the death of the teenage girl, who was a “strong-willed young woman” and an “animal lover”.

The statement said: “As a family, we are devastated for the loss of our daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter and cousin, Roxy Phillips.

“Roxy was a strong-willed young woman, an animal lover who loved horses, especially her own horse Bradley.

“Roxy was loved and adored by her friends, we as a family have felt this love through the tributes and kind messages we have received.”

They added: “We will always love and miss you, our beautiful Roxy.”

British Transport Police said inquiries into the incident are ongoing.

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