Father's grief over Ibiza crash victim

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A grieving father today spoke of the loss of his 21-year-old daughter who was killed in a suspected hit-and-run crash in Ibiza.

Francesca Foulkes died in San Antonio in the early hours of Sunday while holidaying on the Balearic island with a group of friends.



A 24-year-old motorist was arrested after fleeing the scene and tested positive for alcohol and drugs, including cocaine and cannabis, according to reports.



Today Miss Foulkes' father, Julian Foulkes, a special constable with Kent Police, paid tribute to her, saying she enjoyed "living life to the full".



He added that she was a keen dancer who would go to the famous Pineapple Dance Studios in London at least once a week.



Mr Foulkes said: "She also loved buying clothes and going out with her friends to socialise.



"She would often be out at pubs and clubs during the weekends and always enjoyed herself, living life to the full.



"As well as being outgoing and popular, Francesca was also extremely kind and considerate to others.



"She would always be willing to lend money to her friends even if she didn't have much herself.



"She liked to travel, and was already planning a holiday to Mexico later in the year with her boyfriend, who she had been with since February.



"We have been speaking together and are finding comfort in each other's company.



"We've all been pleased to read the kind words from all of her friends that have been posted online.



"It's proved to be very reassuring to know that she was so well thought of by friends and people at work.



"In fact, we didn't realise just how many friends she had and how much everyone liked her.



"As a family we are coming to terms with our loss and would like to thank everyone for taking the time to send their thoughtful words and support.



"Francesca was a wonderful person and we are all proud of what she had achieved."



Known as Fran, she grew up in Medway in Kent and went to St Augustine's Primary School in Rainham before moving on to Rainham School for girls.



She had worked for financial company Cabot for the last three years and lived with her parents, Julian and Gina, and her 16 year-old sister in Wigmore.



A Foreign Office spokesman said consular assistance was being provided.

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