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School walk death girl Liberty Baker 'kind and caring'

Liberty Baker Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption Liberty attended Henry Box School in Witney

The family of a 14-year-old girl killed when a car mounted the pavement and hit four pedestrians have paid tribute to "a kind and caring girl".

Liberty Baker was killed in Curbridge Road, Witney, as she walked to school on Monday morning.

Her family said in a statement: "We are devastated and heartbroken that our beautiful daughter and sister has been so cruelly taken from us.

"Her glowing smile lit up our lives," they added.

Tributes have also been paid to Liberty by friends on social networking sites and by Prime Minister David Cameron, who is MP for Witney.

Liberty was in Year 9 at the 1,400-pupil Henry Box School in Witney where staff and students were being counselled following her death.

Two other 14-year-old girls and a man - who were all pedestrians - were also hit by the blue Citroen C2.

They were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail until 10 August.

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