Police name Highcliffe School pupil killed at train station

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Kate Mullins was pronounced dead on the railway line at Pokesdown

A SCHOOL pupil who was killed after being hit by a train has been named as Kate Mullins from Mudeford.

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The 16-year-old, who was in Year 11 at Highcliffe School, was pronounced dead at the scene when paramedics and police officers responded to reports of an incident on the line at Pokesdown around 8.45pm on Sunday 17th March.

Opening an inquest yesterday (Monday), assistant coroner for Dorset, Brendan Allen, said enquiries into her death were ongoing.

British Transport Police has already said it is not being treated as suspicious.

An initial post-mortem examination had established that the teenager, of Halifax Way, died from multiple injuries.

The inquest was adjourned, with a full hearing due to take place at Bournemouth Coroner’s Court on 7th November.

As reported in the A&T, Highcliffe School, in Parkside, postponed its mock GCSEs and has been offering grief counselling to fellow pupils in the wake of the tragedy.

Flowers with heartfelt tributes attached were also left on a platform at Pokesdown railway station. They were later removed by the train company.