9-year-old girl dies following collision with bus

An 9-year-old girl has died following a collision with a bus in Swindon.

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"Her lack of presence in the future will be noticeable"

Rodbourne Cheney Primary School, where 8-year-old Caitlin Hunt attended, have released this statement with regards to her death:

It was with great regret and sadness that we heard of the tragic death of one of our pupils, Caitlin Hunt, last night.

Caitlin, a year 4 pupil, was a vibrant and passionate learner at Rodbourne Cheney Primary School and her lack of presence in the future will be noticeable.

She was a popular girl, loved by teachers, the pupils but especially by her classmates.

It is hard to imagine the terrible sense of loss and tragedy, which is being felt by Caitlin’s family at this time and our deepest sympathies are with them.

The loss will also be felt within the school by pupils, staff and parents and we are grateful for the pastoral support being offered by the local clergy, specialist bereavement councillors and The Samaritans.

All members of our community will be offered access to the support today and in the days to come”

– Rodbourne Cheney Primary School

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Police appeal after 8-year-old girl dies in bus collision

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Swindon last night in which an eight year old girl died.

The collision took place shortly before 5.50pm on Moredon Road close to the junction with Church Walk.

Paramedics and police officers attended the incident but the girl, from Swindon, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Specially trained officers are currently helping support the family at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Pete Williamson of the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) on 101.

Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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