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Girl hit after getting off school bus in Byram dies


A 12-year-old girl who was seriously injured when she was hit by a car after getting off a school bus has died.Kaitlin Mitchell, from Byram near Knottingley, was struck by a red Vauxhall Astra as she crossed West Acres in the village on 28 September.She was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary but died on 6 October.The car was found abandoned in Knottingley. A man, in his 30s, was arrested later and has been released on bail.Read more about this and other stories from across YorkshireKathleen Mitchell, Kaitlin’s grandmother, said the family had been devastated by her death.”She was a sweet little thing, beautiful to look at,” she said.”She loved – well it was all she lived for – her pony and riding him.”Mrs Mitchell said the family was very grateful to friends and neighbours who had been offering support.”We would like to give thanks to everyone who has been behind us, supporting us, it has been absolutely amazing,” she said.”It has been a big help to us, to know we have that support.”
Source: BBC Leeds