Nottingham's Victoria Leisure Centre names studio after Danielle Beccan

Paula Platt Danielle's mother said it was an emotional moment to see her daughter's name on the studio wall

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Part of Nottingham's newest leisure centre has been dedicated to the memory of a teenage girl who was the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting in 2004.

The new Danielle Beccan Suite is part of a £9m revamp of the Victoria Leisure Centre in Sneinton.

Danielle's mother, Paula Platt, said it was an "emotional and proud moment" to see her daughter's name on the wall.

She said she hoped the space would encourage young people to get off the streets and do something positive.

Danielle, who had a passion for acting, was 14 when she was killed by shots fired from a car near her home in St Ann's as she walked home with friends from the annual Goose Fair.

She died in hospital from a stomach wound.

Following Danielle's death, her family and friends started the Danielle Beccan Memorial Fund, which raises money to help community projects in the city.

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