North East Wales

Tesni Edwards death: Investigation after girl, 14, dies

Tesni Edwards
Image caption Tesni Edwards was described as "an excellent student and a joy to teach"

An investigation has been launched into the death of a teenage girl from Denbighshire after a medical emergency.

Tesni Edwards, 14, from Llandrillo, near Corwen, was flown by air ambulance to Wrexham Maelor Hospital after an incident near Llangollen on Sunday, and later died.

North Wales Police say her death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.

A post-mortem examination has taken place and an inquest adjourned.

Police said they were alerted by the ambulance service to a medical emergency at shortly after 13:30 BST on Sunday.

They said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

After opening and adjourning an inquest coroner John Gittens said further investigation was needed before the cause of death was established.

'Huge potential'

Alison Duffy, head teacher at Ysgol Dinas Bran in Llangollen said Tesni was a "lovely, bright, lively girl with huge potential".

She added: "She had many friends in her classes but also across the year group and was liked by everyone.

"She was an excellent student and a joy to teach. We are all shocked by her sudden death, she will be sorely missed.

"Staff and students are remembering all the good times by writing special messages in a book for her family."

Denbighshire councillor Cefyn Williams, who represents the Llandrillo area, added: "Our thoughts and sympathy go out to the family.

"Obviously it's hard to lose anyone, but to lose a child at 14 is absolutely tragic."

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