The father of Alex Hollinghurst who died following a police shooting in the US has paid tribute to her. The 17 year old and her boyfriend, who are suspected of killing the officer, died from gunshot wounds in Orlando. Police have revealed they left suicide notes before their deaths.
Alex had moved with her family from the North West to Florida a few years earlier. Tom Hollinghurst posted this message on Facebook.
Investigations are continuing in the US state of Florida after a teenager from the North West and her boyfriend were found dead - shortly after a police officer was shot and killed.
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17 year old Alex Hollinghurst and her 18-year-old boyfriend left suicide notes before they are suspected of killing a US police officer. The pair died from gunshot wounds in Orlando.
The contents of the suicide notes aren't being revealed as they are part of the investigation.
A teenager who died with her boyfriend after allegedly shooting dead a US police officer moved to America from Glossop 4 years ago.
Former neighbours of the couple spoke of their shock.
Locals in the village of Hadfield, Derbyshire, said Alexandria has a sister, Hannah, who is two or three years younger, and an older stepsister, Georgia, who is about 25 or 26 but did not live with the family.
The girls' parents were known as Tom and Debra Jane, or just Jane.
The current occupant of their old house, an end-terrace, said the property was re-possessed, then the family moved to the US, with letters arriving for them always addressed to Tom or Jane.
The woman, who did not wish to be named, said Mr Hollinghurst was involved in a concrete or building business before they emigrated and added: "I'm really shocked, I hadn't heard anything about this."
Andrew Cartledge Headteacher, St Andrew's C.E. Junior School in Hadfield
Tributes have been paid to a teenager from the North West found dead in Florida.
According to US reports Alex Hollinghurst, 17, and Brandon Goode, 18, are believed to have killed themselves after the officer was murdered in Orlando.
Alex was born in Oldham and lived there until she was six. Her family moved to Hadfield where she attended St. Andrew's C.E. Junior School until the age of 11. It's thought her family left Hadfield for the US in 2010.
Grace Etchells, a former classmate of Alex in Hadfield, Derbyshire, said: "I knew Alex from primary school - St Andrew's Church Of England Junior School - up until about six years ago.
"That is when Alex, Hannah (her younger sister) and her mum and dad left for the USA.
"We were classmates for about three years.
"She was a great girl - she had zero flaws."
Ms Etchells also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the teenager.
Tributes have been paid to "true hero" Officer Robert German, the policeman found dead in the wealthy residential suburb of Windermere on Saturday.
On a Facebook page set up to remember the fallen officer, Tara Boers wrote: "Robbie was one of the greatest men I have ever known! He stepped right in as a father figure to my daughter and we remained amazing friends since I met him.
"He loved being a police officer even knowing the risks involved. My daughter and I feel such loss today and will love him forever," she added.