Witney school walk death girl Liberty Baker funeral held

  • 21 July 2014
  • From the section Oxford
Liberty Baker
Image caption Liberty attended Henry Box School in Witney

The funeral of a 14-year-old girl who was killed when a car mounted the pavement and hit four pedestrians has taken place in Oxfordshire.

Liberty Baker died after being hit in Curbridge Road, Witney, as she walked to school on 30 June.

Her funeral was held at Our Lady and St Hugh Catholic Church earlier.

The church bulletin described her "well-loved and popular" and that her death had come as "an incredible shock to the whole community".

Liberty was a Year 9 student at Henry Box School in Witney when she died. She was also a former pupil of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School school.

In a previous statement, her family said they were "heartbroken" and added: "Her glowing smile lit up our lives."

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

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

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

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