COPS have given a major update on the death of a young Ukrainian refugee who died just months after fleeing the war.

Albina Yevko, 14, was tragically found unconscious on a Devon beach on Saturday evening in Dawlish, Devon.

The teenager was airlifted to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where she later died.

It is understood Albina is a Ukrainian refugee who fled Russia's invasion with her mum Inna Yevko.

Pals this week called for an investigation into the young girls death.

But Devon and Cornwall Police have now revealed inquiries have concluded there was no third party involvement in the teen's death.

Detective Inspector Becky Davies said: "Following police enquiries undertaken throughout the Dawlish area, including CCTV trawls, review of Albina's phone and a forensic post mortem investigation, investigative officers can confirm that there was no third party involvement and that the death of Albina Yevko is not suspicious."

Albina's mum earlier paid tribute to her "beautiful" daughter.

Inna said: "Myself and my family are devastated to have lost our beautiful Albina.

“Nothing can ever replace her in our hearts.

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“We ask that our privacy is respected at this incredibly painful time.”

The mum and her daughter were staying with a family in the town, locals claim.

Albina was a pupil at Dawlish College.

Her grieving friends are understood to be receiving support from specialist officers.

One pupil described her as a "kind and caring person".

They said yesterday: "We just got the news at the school I go to because she was a student here and we all think it's horrible.

"She was such a kind and caring person and it is so sad to see her go."

Other members of the local community in Dawlish have also continued to pay tribute.

One local, a Red Cross worker, said: "It breaks your heart given all that her family had been through.

"How much does one person have to go through.

"As a community, we are all incredibly sad"

A local tea room worker added: "It is desperately sad. She has come so far from Ukraine and this has happened now.

"We welcome Ukrainians in Dawlish and our hearts go out to the family. It's awful news and hard to get your head around."

A parent whose son went to Dawlish College alongside Albina said all pupils were sent a letter about the tragedy.

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She said: "My son's two years younger than the girl but goes to the school. I read the top of the letter from the school and burst into tears. As a mum, you put yourself in the same position.

"Having fled Ukraine to come here, the whole story is just tragic."

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