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Tributes to Cleeve schoolgirl Kay Palmer, who died three days after Cheltenham attack

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: April 06, 2014

  • Kayleigh Palmer, 16, from Cheltenham

  • Kayleigh Palmer, 16, from Cheltenham

  • Kayleigh Palmer, 16, from Cheltenham

  • Tributes left for Kay Palmer

  • Tributes left for Kay Palmer

  • Tributes left for Kay Palmer

Tributes have poured in to a “determined, kind and vibrant” girl who died after spending three days fighting for her life.

Schoolgirl Kayleigh Palmer was in an induced coma following an attack in Whaddon on Wednesday morning.

The 16-year-old pupil of Cleeve School died at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Saturday morning – the day after her boyfriend had appeared in court charged with her attempted murder.

Floral tributes have been left outside the school in Bishop’s Cleeve for Kayleigh, known as Kay, to her classmates.

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Friends have been posting messages on social media sites and a Facebook group in her memory attracted more than 200 members in just hours.

The school opened its doors throughout the weekend, to allow Kay’s mourning friends to bring in bunches of flowers, notes to Kay and share memories of the much loved student.

Rob Broadbridge, headteacher at Cleeve School, said: “We’re deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic death of Kayleigh Palmer, a year 11 student, and our thoughts and condolences are with her family, friends and all who knew her at this very sad time.

“Kayleigh will be remembered for her determination, kindness and vibrant personality and she will be very sadly missed by all of the staff and students who knew her.”

Aston Robinson, 18 from Humber Road in Cheltenham appeared in court on Friday charged with attempted murder.

Friends have been posting messages on social media sites and a Facebook group in her memory attracted more than 200 members in just hours.

The school opened its doors throughout the weekend, to allow Kay’s mourning friends to bring in bunches of flowers, notes to Kay and share memories of the much loved student.

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