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Tributes paid to Lauren Scott, 20, killed by farm machinery

Lauren Scott Image copyright Facebook
Image caption Friends have paid tribute to a "wonderful and bubbly person"

A young woman killed by farm machinery over the weekend was a "wonderful, bubbly person", who will be "sorely missed", friends and colleagues said.

Lauren Scott, 20, from Exeter, died on a farm near Dawlish, in Devon, on Saturday afternoon.

Miss Scott, who loved horses, worked at Newton Abbot Racecourse where staff said they were "devastated" by the news.

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the incident.

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Paying tribute, the managing director of Newton Abbot Racecourse, Pat Masterson said: "Lauren was an absolutely wonderful person.

"Dedicated to horses and the love of racing.

"She'll be sorely missed, but as much as we are devastated by it our thoughts and prayers are with her family."

Miss Scott's school friend and former X Factor singer Luke Friend posted a tribute on Facebook.

He said she was "such a wonderful and bubbly person at school" and was "so supportive with whatever passion people wanted to accomplish in their lives".

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Image caption Lauren Scott was "dedicated to horses"
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Image caption Air and land ambulances went to the farm near Dawlish where the accident happened

The emergency services were called to the farm near Dawlish at 13:35 GMT on Saturday following the accident, Miss Scott was taken to hospital, but could not be saved.

Investigations are continuing into the cause of the accident.

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