11 year-old girl dies after being hit by wheel at Manby Middlegate

Amelia Wood, aged 11, died after being hit in Manby on Tuesday

An 11-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car wheel in Manby on Tuesday.

Amelia Wood was taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham by air ambulance after the incident on Tuesday

She passed away yesterday.

Police are asking for anybody who saw a white Land Rover Discovery travelling on the B1200 towards Saltfleetby at around 8am on Tuesday to contact them.

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.  Amelia will be remembered at the Academy as a vibrant, passionate and very determined student."

"To support students, we have a counsellor and pastoral staff available who will offer help and guidance in the coming days and weeks, supported where appropriate by specialist professionals.

"At this difficult time, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to her family and all those who loved Amelia."

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