Funeral for teenage hero who died in Sheffield hit-and-run

The funeral of 14-year-old Jasmyn Chan who was hailed a hero after a collision takes place today in Sheffield.

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Hundreds remember hero teen Jasmyn

Hundreds of mourners paid their last respects today at the funeral of schoolgirl Jasmyn Chan, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Sheffield.

There were many tributes to 14 year-old Jasmyn, who died as she pushed her friend out of harm's way on Normanton Hill at Intake.

The vicar who conducted today's service said her death had made a deep impression far beyond South Yorkshire as David Hirst reports:

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Police renew appeal three weeks after fatal collision

Police investigating the death of Sheffield teenager Jasmyn Chan have renewed their appeal for information.

Jasmyn Chan died after the crash

Jasmyn was killed three weeks ago on Normanton Hill when she was struck by a car which did not stop after the crash.

Police are appealing to a man who was seen close to the scene to come forward.

He was reported to have been seen less than a mile away from where the collision occurred, walking in the carriageway of the Mosborough Parkway close to Coisley Hill roundabout, at around 9.30pm.

He is described as white and aged in his late teens to early 20s.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, 14 May. He was bailed pending further police enquiries.

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Campaign for road safety debate in Sheffield after schoolgirl's death

Campaigners have forced Sheffield Council to have a public debate on road safety measures - after the death of a schoolgirl earlier this month. 14 year old Jasmyn Chan was knocked down and killed on Normanton Hill two weeks ago.

A 32 year old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene but has now been bailed. Sandra Bradley who lives on Normanton Hill has now collected more than five thousand names on a petition, triggering a council debate.

Parents appeal to driver to give themselves up

The heartbroken parents of a schoolgirl killed in a hit and run accident today made an emotional appeal to the driver to contact police.

Fourteen-year-old Jasmyn Chan died saving her friend when she pushed her out of the path of the car.

Her parents described Jasmyn as "beautiful inside and out" and said they don't know how they'll ever get over losing her.

Tonight police said the net is closing in on the motorist who knocked her down.

From Sheffield, David Hirst reports:

Parents' heartbreaking appeal after fatal Sheffield hit and run

The parents of Jasmyn Chan, who was killed in a hit and run accident at Normanton Hill, Intake, Sheffield on Friday night have delivered a heartbreaking appeal urging driver to give himself up.

Jasmyn's parents appeal to the driver to come forward

Reading from a statement Jasmyn's dad Peter Chan said: "Our family is desperate for answers. Jasmyn was beautiful inside and out. We are all heartbroken and I don't know how we'll ever get over losing her. She was a loving, friendly girl"

Jasmyn's parents appeal to the driver to come forward
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