Friend: Alex 'taken from us in horrific circumstances'

Grace Etchells, who went to primary school with Alex in Hadfield, Derbyshire, paid tribute to her on Twitter.

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So horrible knowing a very close friend from primary Alex Hollinghurst sadly got taken from us in such horrific circumstances. RIP lovely xx

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British teenager dies after US police officer shot dead

A British teenager has died after she and her American boyfriend allegedly shot dead a US police officer. Police said they believe Alex Hollinghurst, 17, and Brandon Goode, 18, killed themselves after the officer was murdered in Orlando, Florida.