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Swindon Borough Council has issued ITV News with a statement, in response to calls by the mother of Caitlin Hunt for improvements to be made to the crossing where she died.
The mother of a nine year old girl from Swindon who died after being knocked down by a bus has described her daughter as a beautiful, bubbly girl.
Caitlin Hunt was killed last week as she was heading home on her scooter from the corner shop.
Speaking in her first television interview, her mother says the crossing where she was knocked down, needs to be improved.
Our Wiltshire Correspondent Robert Murphy reports.
The mother of 9-year old Caitlin Hunt who was knocked down and killed by a bus near her home in Swindon has paid tribute to her "beautiful" daughter.
It is the second tragedy to befall the family in recent months after Caitlin's eldest sister, Jamie, died from pneumonia aged just 22 last October.
Wiltshire police are appealing for witnesses to the accident which led the death of a nine year old girl in Swindon last night.
Caitlin Hunt was knocked down by a bus on Moredon Road.
Local Inspector Paul Hacker from Wiltshire Police says it's believed to have been a tragic accident:-
"Our thoughts remain with Caitlyn's family at this time. I would like to reassure the local community that a robust police investigation is well underway and I would ask that anyone with information or who witnessed the incident to contact Wiltshire Police immediately."
Ursula Nullrah was nearby when the accident happened:-
Police have revealed the child who died after being hit by a bus in Swindon yesterday was Caitlin Hunt. The nine-year-old was pupil at nearby Rodbourne Cheney Primary School.
An nine-year old girl has died after being hit by a bus in Swindon. She was knocked down by the Thamesdown bus in Moredon Road near the junction with Church Walk just before 6pm yesterday evening.
Police would like to hear from any witnesses.
Latest ITV News reports
A nine-year old girl who died after being hit by a bus in Swindon has been described as a "popular" and "vibrant" student by her school.