The family of a teenager who died in Kendal have paid tribute to her life.

Rhiannon Clifford-Powell, aged 15, of Thornleigh Road, Kendal, died yesterday (January 5).

Her family said: “It is with our deepest sadness that we inform you of the passing of our daughter, Rhiannon Clifford-Powell.

“Our two families are in bits. We are struggling to come to terms with this.

“We wish Rhiannon to be remembered as a talented violinist, artist, explorer scout, sea cadet and the bright, caring and kind soul she was. The eldest to a sister and five brothers, she is the love of our lives.

“She has left two devastated families. Please leave us to grieve in peace.”

Rhiannon’s body was found deceased at her home address. Police are investigating the circumstances of her death, but it is not being treated as suspicious.

The Coroner has been informed.

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