Girl killed by mother parking at Hounslow West tube

Bolutito Shodipe Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Bolutito Shodipe was struck by her mother's car outside Hounslow West station

A six-year-old girl died after she was struck by a car being driven by her mother.

Bolutito Shodipe was hit by the car, which her mother was parking outside Hounslow West Tube station, at about 09:40 BST on Wednesday.

Attempts were made to resuscitate her at the scene but she was later pronounced dead at hospital.

A statement from Bolutito's family said they were "coming to terms with this terrible accident".

The family, from Hayes in west London, added: "Bolutito was our eldest daughter and no-one could have asked for a better daughter.

"She was a beautiful, well behaved girl who loved ballet and who will be sorely missed by all of us."

Det Ch Insp Iain Miller, from British Transport Police, said: "It is clear that both mother and child arrived together in the car park and the accident occurred during a parking manoeuvre."

Police are investigating the incident.

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