Memorial service to be held for Lily and Abbey

A memorial service will be held today for two teenage girls who were killed in a car crash in the New Forest.

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Mourners pay touching tribute to Lily and Abbey

Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers died after a car crash in Lyndhurst

A memorial service has been held for two teenage girls who were killed in a car crash in the New Forest a week ago.

Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers, both aged nineteen, died when the car in which they were passengers smashed into a wall in Lyndhurst.

Today family and friends gathered at nearby Boltons Bench for the ceremony including a minute's applause to celebrate their lives. Richard Slee reports.

Hundreds of people gather at memorial for Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers

Memorial service to be held for Lily and Abbey

Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers died in a crash last weekend Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A memorial service will be held today for two teenage girls who died in a car crash in the New Forest.

Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers, born on the same day 19 years ago, died together when the car in which they were passengers smashed into a wall.

It happened in Gosport Lane at Lyndhurst last Saturday morning. The 21-year-old driver and another girl were injured and taken to Southampton General Hospital.

Investigations into how the incident happened are continuing.

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