Family left devastated after tragic death of 12-year-old schoolgirl in Hamilton

Rachel Stevens was rushed to hospital after falling ill at her Burnbank, Hamilton home in Scotland on Friday, but despite efforts by emergency services she didn’t make it. The family of the St John Ogilvie High School pupil has been left with a ‘massive hole in their heart’ over the sudden the death.

A local newspaper claimed Rachel, who was due to turn 13 this week, had been the victim of school bullies for a number of years.

It reported: ‘This little angel had her full life ahead of her. ‘What makes this tragic loss all the more shocking are the events which led up to it. ‘Sadly, it is known Rachel had been bullied since Primary 7, something which followed her to High School. ‘Bullies were calling her “fat” and other taunts, which from peers had a devastating impact on Rachel’s well-being.’

An unnamed family member also reportedly told the website: “Her family are absolutely devastated and this has left a massive hole in their heart.

Family left devastated after tragic death of 12-year-old schoolgirl in Hamilton

“A fundraising page has been setup to help them at this heartbreaking time.

“They have no idea we’ve set this up but as a community surely we have to help as much as we can.

“Any donation is welcome whether no matter how small.

“The family can’t even begin to think about their loss but knowing that people are out there who care about what’s happened, I’m sure will be such a comfort to them.”

The Rachel Stevens GoFundMe page , reads: “A tragic loss of a beautiful young girl Rachel Stevens.

“Only 12 years old and her full life ahead of her.

“This page has been setup to help the family at this heartbreaking time.”

Hundreds of people expressed their sadness as the news on Facebook last night.

Sheila Ross commented: “So sad. Another bright Angel star gone too soon xx.”

Elaine Stomboli added: “My god , 12 years old… horrific , thoughts go to this little girls family.”

Last night, the GoFundMe page had surpassed its £2000 goal.

Rachel’s family were too upset to comment when approached.

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