The family of a 10-year-old girl who was killed in a collision in Oldham on Saturday (18 December) has paid tribute to their “beautiful and happy little girl”.

10 year old Lily Rose Morris, died in hospital on Saturday after being hit by a red Land Rover Discovery on Coleridge Road, Oldham.

Lily’s family, who are being supported by specialist officers, have released the following tribute: “With a smile that could light up the world, Lily was a beautiful happy little girl, loved by everyone who knew her.

“Words cannot describe the hurt and pain we are feeling now our little princess has been taken from us.

“Lily can no longer continue to grow into the amazing and bubbly young lady that she was becoming – no longer able to be the caring big sister that she was.

“We are absolutely devastated over the loss of our Lily but we have been touched and overwhelmed by the support, kindness, and generosity of the community.

“We will all love you forever and be thinking of you always, our little poppet Lily.”

Police Constable Nicola Heap, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with Lily’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

“Our investigation is very much in its early stages and we would urge members of the public to remain calm and allow officers to investigate this incident.


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