Monday 17 December 2018

Tributes paid to girl (8) who died after being hit by car

Undated family handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of Emily Connor Photo: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire
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Undated family handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of Emily Connor Photo: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
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The family of an eight-year-old killed in a car crash have paid tribute to their "beautiful girl".

Emily Connor, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, died after she was in collision with a Vauxhall Corsa on Monton Road, Monton, Salford, at about 10.40am on Saturday.

The child, a pedestrian, was pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts by the emergency services.

In a brief tribute, issued through Greater Manchester Police (GMP), her family said: "To our Emily, the kindest person we ever knew.

"You will always be in our thoughts. We will talk about you every day.

"Rest in peace beautiful girl."

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the crash. He remains in custody for questioning.

Police are continuing to appeal to anyone who saw the blue Vauxhall Corsa in the area around the time of the collision or anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage from Monton Road to get in touch.

Anyone with information should call GMP's serious collision investigation unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number of 09/11/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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