Birmingham & Black Country

Hope Fennell: Kings Heath rally marks girl's death

People lay flowers in memory of Hope Fennell
People laid flowers near where Hope died

More than 300 people have joined a rally in Birmingham in memory of a 13-year-old girl killed last year.

Hope Fennell died after she was hit by a lorry as she tried to cross Kings Heath High Street on her way home from school in November 2011.

Her mother Nazan Fennell is campaigning for 20mph speed limits along the road and restricted access for lorries.

With 10 schools in the area, campaigners said hundreds of children cross the high street every day.

Ms Fennell said: "I don't think I'll ever be the same again, but I feel like what I can do is perhaps save someone else that grief, which is absolutely unbearable."

A march left Highbury Park at about 10:30 BST and passed the spot where Hope died, near the junction with Poplar Road, where people laid flowers in her memory.

It finished near All Saints Church where a number of speakers addressed the crowd.

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