Parents' tribute to daughter, 4, killed in Cheshire road incident

Gladstone Road, Neston Image copyright Google
Image caption Emergency services were called to Gladstone Road in Neston

The parents of a four-year-old girl who died after being hit by a van in Cheshire have paid tribute to their "little princess".

Esmé Rose Weir died following the incident in Gladstone Road, Neston, at about 12:00 GMT on Friday.

She was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, but later died, Cheshire Police said.

In a statement, Esmé's parents said: "Our little princess has gone to heaven and will be deeply missed."

They added: "She will remain always with us in our hearts and thoughts.

"We would like to thank everybody who helped at the scene, residents of Gladstone Road, paramedics and all the staff at Arrowe Park Hospital.

"We have been overwhelmed with all the love, support and spirit of the community in Neston and all at St Winefride's church.

"God bless and sleep tight Esmé. Love always. Mummy and daddy."

The driver of the van, a 62-year-old man, was also taken to hospital for checks.

Any witnesses are asked to contact police.

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