A schoolgirl committed suicide under the wheels of a speeding train after being taunted by bullies, her friends claimed today.
Tormented Natasha MacBryde, 15, was killed instantly when she was hit by a passenger train at a station near her home on Valentine’s Day morning.
Yesterday scores of friends posted scathing messages on a Facebook site condemning the bullies who made her feel ”so low”.
Friend Emily Russell wrote: ”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, seriously. xx.”
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 Natasha.
Nathan John wrote: ”She spoke to, blessed, met, and loved so many people … not everyone loved her back.”
Today her distraught father Andrew, 47, who is separated from Natasha’s mother Catherine, 43, admitted he wasn’t shocked by the bullying allegations.
But he added: ”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, Worcester, where Natasha was a pupil also paid tribute to a ”charming and lovely girl”.
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 every way.
”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 on Monday while the school created a quiet space and shrine for her friends to leave photos and tributes to her.
Pastoral staff and the school chaplain, the Rev Stuart Currie, were also on duty to help pupils with their grief.
Mr Rattue added: ”We have also created a space within the school, where people can leave items in Natasha’s memory.”
Blonde Natasha was found dead on the track at Bromsgrove station on Monday.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious by police.
Dozens of floral tributes were left at the station yards from where she died.
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 you.”
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 was informed.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service.
A spokesman said: ”From the outset, it was clear nothing could be done to save the woman.”