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Girl, 12, killed on Milton Keynes road

Marlborough Street, Milton Keynes
Image caption The child was crossing the dual carriageway near Netherfield

A 12-year-old girl has been killed crossing a road in Milton Keynes.

The girl, named as Neesha-Leigh Dundon by Stantonbury Campus school, where she was a pupil, was hit by a black VW Golf on Marlborough Street, V8, near Netherfield, on Thursday afternoon.

Thames Valley Police said the girl, who was in year 8 at Bridge South, run by Stantonbury, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, a man in his 30s also from Milton Keynes, was not injured.

The school said Neesha-Leigh was a "vibrant young student who embraced life at school".

"She had a good sense of friendship and would always see the good in people. We will miss her smiles and laughter," a statement said.

"Our thoughts are with family and friends at this very difficult time."

A spokesman said principal Chris Williams had spoken to Neesha-Leigh's parents and students were told the news on Friday morning in special assemblies.

Pastoral support was being made available, he added.

Police officers are appealing for witnesses.

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