Tributes to teenager Liberty Baker hit by car on way to school

Liberty Baker Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption Liberty attended Henry Box School in Witney

Tributes have been paid to a 14-year-old girl who was killed after a car mounted the pavement and hit four pedestrians in Oxfordshire.

Friends of Liberty Baker, described her as "beautiful" and a "great friend".

Floral tributes have been left by the roadside where Liberty was killed in Curbridge Road, Witney, as she walked to school on Monday at 08:15 BST.

Tributes have also been paid to Liberty on social networking sites, including Twitter.

'Beautiful angel'

"RIP Liberty Baker. You were a great friend from the day we met. Sleep tight," tweeted one friend.

Another wrote: "Go to sleep you beautiful angel. We will all miss you so much, I love you."

Prime Minister David Cameron, who is MP for Witney, also sent his condolences via Twitter: "My thoughts are with friends and family of the 14-year-old girl killed by a car in Witney."

Liberty was in Year 9 at the 1,400-pupil Henry Box School in Witney where staff and students were being counselled following her death.

Image caption Floral tributes were left by the roadside where Liberty was killed

Head teacher Wendy Hemmingsley said: "The school community is deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

The school's Year 11 Prom that was due to take place on Monday night was cancelled.

Two other 14-year-old girls and a man - who were all pedestrians - were also hit by the blue Citroen C2.

They were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail until 10 August.

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