Hannah Pearson death: Girl, 16, was 'bright and bubbly'

Hannah Pearson Image copyright Nottinghamshire Police
Image caption Hannah Pearson, from Marston in Lincolnshire, died in the early hours of Sunday morning

The family of a 16-year-old girl killed in a suspected murder has said she was a "bright and bubbly girl with a lively spirit who embraced life".

Police found Hannah Pearson unconscious at a house in the Nottinghamshire town of Newark in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Ambulance crews tried to resuscitate her, but she later died in hospital.

James Morton, 23, of Pierson Street, Newark, has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Image caption Police were called to a house on Pierson Street in Newark just after midnight on Sunday

Hannah's family said in a statement: "Hannah was a beautiful daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunty, niece and friend.

"She was a bright and bubbly girl with a lively spirit who embraced life.

"She will be missed by everyone whose life she touched."

Mr Morton has been remanded in custody and is expected to stand trial in January 2017.

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