A PRETTY public schoolgirl killed herself under the wheels of a train after
being tormented by bullies, her friends claimed today.
Natasha MacBryde, 15, died instantly when she was hit by the passenger train
near her home in Bromsgrove, Worcs, on Valentine’s Day morning.
Scores of the “charming, lovely and model pupil’s” friends yesterday
posted scathing messages on Facebook condemning bullies who made her feel
Emily Russell wrote on the social networking site: “Rest in peace to Natasha
MacBryde who committed suicide in Bromsgrove today.
“And for all the bullies out there who think they’re big and clever,
Nathan John wrote: “She spoke to, blessed, met, and loved so many people …
not everyone loved her back.”
Becci Marks added: “How people can make someone feel so low is disgusting. I
didn’t know her but she was so gorgeous, all my love to her family. RIP
Today, Natasha’s distraught father Andrew, 47, who is separated from her
mother Catherine, 43, admitted he wasn’t shocked by the bullying
He said: “I have no idea why Natasha died. But I am not surprised there are
messages on Facebook saying she was bullied.
“I have no idea what happened, that is what the British Transport Police want
to find out.
“I do not know why she was out when she was, I am separated from her mother.”
Blonde Natasha’s devastated brother James wrote on Facebook: “I wish you see
how much everyone cares. RIP my beautiful sister. I will always love you.”
Teachers at posh 10,000-a-year Royal Grammar School in Upper Tything, Worcs,
where Natasha was a pupil, also paid tribute to a “charming and lovely
In a letter sent to parents informing them of her death, headteacher Andy
Rattue said: “Natasha was a charming and lovely girl and model pupil in
“She will be missed by so many people, staff and pupils alike.
“It is very difficult to come to terms with such a tragic loss and our
thoughts and prayers go out to her parents and family.”
Dozens of grief-stricken pupils were allowed home yesterday while the school
created a quiet space and shrine for her friends to leave photos and
Dozens of floral tributes were left at the station yards from where Natasha
One card read: “You were an elegant and bright girl. I didn’t think it would
have to end like this.
“For the people who made you so down and sad, they didn’t even deserve to meet
Another anonymous card read: “You were so brave for months. Why did they have
to push you to this. We will love you always.”
A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “The incident was initially
being treated as unexplained but officers are now satisfied there are no
suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.”
Natasha’s body was formally identified today and the Worcestershire Coroner
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