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Tributes paid to ‘wonderful’ 11-year-old girl hit by wheel

Amelia Wood was a keen netball player.


Amelia Wood (Lincolnshire Police)

Amelia Wood (Lincolnshire Police)

Amelia Wood (Lincolnshire Police)

Tributes have been paid to a “popular and caring” 11-year-old girl who died after being hit by a wheel.

Amelia Wood was struck at 8am on Tuesday in Manby, Lincolnshire, and died the following day.

Martin Brown, executive principal of Louth Academy, said: “Amelia was a well-loved student who will be greatly missed by staff and students at the academy. We are all devastated by such tragic news.

“She was an active member of our community and was always keen to participate in events. Amelia was a keen netball player and represented the academy in a recent fixture.

“She was a very popular and caring student who always helped and supported her friends.”

Simon Clark, Grimoldby Primary School head teacher, said: “We are of course shocked and saddened by this tragic accident.

“Amelia left our school last summer to go to secondary school. She was a wonderful young lady and a well-loved member of our school community.”

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit have asked for anyone who saw a white Land Rover Discovery on the B1200 in Manby to come forward.

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