Belfast Telegraph

Friends and family weep at funeral for little Katie Bogle

By Rebecca Black

Family members and friends openly wept at a Bangor church as a "delightful little girl who was well loved" was laid to rest.

Katie Bogle (5) died last Thursday after she was struck by a car while riding her scooter just yards from her home at Irvine Park in the Co Down town.

The little girl was rushed to the Ulster hospital in Dundonald, but could not be saved.

Her remains were brought to First Bangor Presbyterian church in a small white coffin yesterday afternoon for her funeral service.

Mourners supported each other as they gathered to bid their final farewells to the little girl.

Many came from both Bangor, where the family had recently moved to, as well as Donaghadee where they had been living before.

Teachers from Katie's new school, Kilmaine Primary School, were seen embracing outside the school yesterday morning as they met for the first time since the accident.

A statement from the school described her as "a delightful little girl who was well loved" and a spokesperson said: "We have not yet been able to come to terms with this shocking incident."

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