Liverpool train death girl Georgia Varley's funeral held

Georgia Varley
Image caption Georgia Varley fell between the train and platform at James Street station

The funeral of a schoolgirl who died when she fell under a train in Liverpool has taken place in Wirral.

Georgia Varley, 16, from Wallasey, fell between a carriage and platform at James Street station on 22 October.

Hundreds of people lined the streets ahead of the service at Sacred Heart church in Moreton.

It was followed by a private burial at Bootle Cemetery. Her friends and family said the service would be a celebration of her life.

Speaking before her funeral, friend Danny Remmington said: "It'll be really difficult from us all but it's nice for us to all come together and celebrate a life.

"There'll be a few tributes from friends about how much we're all going to miss her and what type of a girl she was.

"Her smile would light up anyone's day."

Georgia had been running to catch the 23:01 BST Merseyrail service to West Kirby when the accident happened.

Some bystanders needed treatment for shock after witnessing her death.

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