Girl dies after collapse at Arbroath dance class

The girl was taken to Dundee's Ninewells Hospital. Picture: TSPL
The girl was taken to Dundee's Ninewells Hospital. Picture: TSPL
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A TEENAGER has died after suddenly falling ill and collapsing at a dance class.

Kloe Richardson, 15, was taking part in a class at Knox’s Church in Howard Street, Arbroath, when she took unwell.

It is believed she collapsed and may have hurt her head.

She was taken to Ninewells Hospital, in Dundee, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Her death has left people in the area stunned. The Rev Dr Nelu Balaj, of Knox’s Church, said: “This is such a shock for the community and so sad that someone so young has passed away.

“It is very hard for us to come to terms with this.

“The church is used by a number of groups and the dance class is one of them.

“Our thoughts are with the girl’s friends and family.”

Kloe was a pupil at Arbroath Academy. Headteacher Doreen Redfern said: “Our thoughts are with Kloe’s family at this difficult time. Kloe was a popular and bright girl who will be greatly missed.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said the death had been referred to the procurator-fiscal.

She added: “There are no suspicious circumstances with the death.”