ALMOST one hundred people lined the streets of Upton earlier today to pay tribute to Sara Hopkins who was found dead last year.

The 25 year old, described as “popular and friendly,” was found behind Upton Fire Station after going to the pub with friends.

On the evening of November 15 2019, Miss Hopkins checked in on Facebook at the Drum and Monkey pub in Upton with the comment: "Caz and Gordy cheering me up after a s*** week, I have the best friends.”

Her body was found the following morning, and tributes were laid by friends, family and Upton residents.

The Hanley Castle High School headteacher Lindsey Cooke said the school community was “devastated” that the former student had died “in such tragic circumstances”.

“Our hearts go out to her family and friends at this most difficult of times,” she continued.

“Sarah was a popular and friendly student who is remembered fondly by her teachers and classmates. “The school stands ready to provide whatever support it can to all those affected in the coming days and weeks,” added Mrs Cooke.

West Mercia Police say they are still investigating her death.