Cumbria police name 16-year-old girl who died at the weekend

Karen Edgar
Karen Edgar
12 April 2017 3:51PM

Police have named the 16-year-old girl who died in west Cumbria.

Officers were called to an address on Sycamore Garth, Little Clifton, near Workington at 11.42pm, on April 7, following concern for the welfare of a female within a property.

Karen Edgar was taken to West Cumberland Hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

In a statement, Karen's parents Derek and Julie Edgar said: “We are devastated by Karen’s death.

"She was an intelligent and sociable girl who was loved by so many people.

“Karen was excellent academically and wanted to pursue a career in medicine following her A-level exams. She was also really looking forward to her school prom.

“We are overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received and the messages that have come in at such a difficult time for our family.

“We now need time and privacy to come to terms with our heartbreaking loss.”

Her death is not believed to be suspicious at this time and the coroner has been informed.

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