Teries thanked for friendliness towards tragic sister

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The family of a woman who died in a house fire in Hawick’s Fisher Avenue last Wednesday has thanked Teries for giving her such a friendly welcome.

Originally from Surrey, 45-year-old Kelly Faulkner’s body was found in the premises after three appliances from Hawick and Selkirk battled the blaze, which was already well-developed when they arrived.

Kelly’s brother Richard Faulkner said: “It was Kelly’s wish to reside in Scotland having completed her studying at Glasgow University.

“We are all saddened by the recent events and the lost of Kelly in such tragic circumstances.

“We wish to extend our gratitude to those people that risked their own life in trying to save her from this accident and also for the help and support provided by the authorities at this time.

“Kelly enjoyed her life in the community of Hawick and this has been borne from the kind words from neighbours and friends on our visit to Hawick these past days.

“A service for Kelly has been arranged for Friday, May 6, at 1.30pm at Beatties Funeral Directors, Hawick, followed by a cremation at Melrose. All friends are welcome to join us.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said this week: “A joint investigation with the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service was initiated and the circumstances surrounding the fire and Kelly’s death were found to be non-suspicious.”