A ‘depressed’ schoolgirl, who died on a railway line on GCSE results day, has been described as an ‘everlasting star’ by her family.
Jasmine Bush, 16, was found dead on the tracks near Haslemere station in Surrey on last Thursday – sparking a police probe into how she accessed the line.
Emergency crews were called at 4pm but the girl, who lived nearby, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Today, her heartbroken family released a photo of Jasmine and revealed that she had been suffering from a battle with depression and anxiety.
Jasmine Bush, 16, was found dead on the tracks near Haslemere station in Surrey on last Thursday – sparking a police probe into how she accessed the line
A family statement, signed Ian, Nicky, Josh and Jordan Bush read: ‘On Thursday afternoon, our world was turned upside down when we lost our most beautiful daughter in these tragic circumstances.
‘Jasmine sadly lost the battle with depression and anxiety after two and a half years fighting, she was also diagnosed with autism and PDA disorder on the way unfortunately the help out there was limited.
‘We honestly would never of thought she would do something like this it just doesn’t seem real.
‘The house is silent, no doors are being slammed or music playing at a ridiculous noise and we think that will be the hardest thing to get over the quietness and the hole she has left.
‘Mental health is a growing issue in this generation, a lot of people just push to one side but it does exist and it does affect people in different ways.
‘If you are reading this and you are suffering, there is help out there and we would advise you to take it.
A family statement, signed Ian, Nicky, Josh and Jordan Bush read: ‘On Thursday afternoon, our world was turned upside down when we lost our most beautiful daughter in these tragic circumstances’
Jasmine Bush, 16, who died last Thursday afternoon, on a railway line in Surrey
‘We would just like to say thank you to everyone for the messages and the flowers on the bridge.
‘We know Jasmine can see them and she is an everlasting star that will shine brightly in the sky, hopefully she has realised that she was actually loved not just by her family but by friends as well.
‘RIP Jaz Love you ❤️’
The youngster’s family were told and officers were not treating the death as suspicious. A file was due to be prepared for the coroner.
Emergency crews were called to tracks close to Haslemere station, pictured, in Surrey at 4pm on Thursday but the girl was pronounced dead at the scene
A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: ‘The person who was struck by a train yesterday afternoon near Haslemere station is believed to be a 16-year-old girl form the local area.
‘At approximately 4pm officers from British Transport Police were called to the line close to Haslemere station.
‘They attended alongside paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service, however the girl was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
‘Work is now underway to establish how the girl came to be on the tracks and receive the fatal injuries. Her death is not currently being treated as suspicious.’
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