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Jasmyn Chan funeral: Hundreds of mourners attend

Jasmyn Chan
Image caption Jasmyn Chan was killed while crossing Normanton Hill on 9 May

Hundreds of mourners have turned out for the funeral of a girl killed in a hit-and-run crash.

Jasmyn Chan, 14, was hit by a vehicle on Normanton Hill in Sheffield on 9 May after pushing a friend out of danger.

A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving is on bail.

Friends and students gathered with their heads bowed as Jasmyn's coffin arrived at City Road Cemetery by horse-drawn carriage.

Hundreds of people lined the paths outside the crematorium, some holding flowers and garlands.

Jasmyn was crossing the road near the junction with Richmond Hill Road with a 12-year-old girl at about 21:20 when they were both hit.

The younger girl was also injured and had to be treated in hospital.

Image caption The funeral procession began on Mansfield Road and travelled through Manor Top before arriving at the cemetery

Police have said that Jasmyn's last actions were "to push her friend from danger".

Detectives said the investigation was continuing and they were still trying to find a blue-green Honda Civic with the registration P135 FEO.

The funeral procession began on Mansfield Road and travelled through the Manor Top area before arriving at the cemetery.

Tributes read during the service talked of a thoughtful, generous, cheeky teenager, a giving person "beautiful inside and out".

The Reverend Mike Reeder, who led the funeral, said the ceremony would be "a simple service to say thank you to someone who lived her life to the full even though it was only for 14 years".

Jasmyn had "made an impression on her family, on the people of Sheffield and further afield," he added.

The teenager's parents laid white roses on the coffin to mark the end of the service.

Paying tribute to their daughter after the crash, they said: "Jasmyn was a loving, friendly girl who was very giving.

"She only recently had her hair cut short to donate it to a charity that make and provide wigs to children who have lost their own hair through cancer.

"That's just the kind of girl she was and I am filled with absolute sadness I will never again see her sweet, smiling face."

Image caption Jasmyn Chan's coffin arrived at City Road Cemetery by horse-drawn carriage
Image caption Hundreds of people lined the path to pay their respects
Image caption Tributes read during the service talked of a thoughtful, generous, cheeky teenager, a giving person "beautiful inside and out"

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