Inquest Into Death Of Lily Webster, Who Died During PE Lesson, Due To Be Held In Suffolk

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Lily Webster was an accomplished trampoliner
Lily Webster was an accomplished trampoliner

An inquest into the death of a 15-year-old girl who died suddenly during a PE lesson will be held on Tuesday.

Lily Webster, a Year 11 pupil at Stowmarket High School, was taking part in a trampolining session at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, a council run facility, in January when she collapsed.

An ambulance was called but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lily was described as accomplished on the trampoline. Scores of friends, including some who were present at the time of her death, paid tribute to her on a Facebook page.

Stowmarket High School headteacher Keith Penn said the whole community was "shocked and deeply saddened" by Lily's sudden death.

"Popular, active, bright and with a very wide circle of friends, Lily will be desperately missed by students and staff and all those who knew her," he added.

In a statement issued shortly after the tragedy, her family said: "Lily was a wonderful daughter and much-loved sister, niece, granddaughter, and friend to many.

"We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and the response of our local community.

"Her sudden loss is a terrible pain for us all to bear."

The inquest will take place at the Active Business Centre in Bury St Edmunds this morning.