Cumbria

Tribute paid to girl who died outside Carlisle school

Cara Woods
Image caption Cara Woods was caring, compassionate and "exuded love"

The family of a seven-year-old girl who died after collapsing in the grounds of a Cumbria school have paid tribute to a "beautiful angel".

Paramedics battled to save Cara Woods outside Belle Vue School in Carlisle on Friday afternoon, but she was pronounced dead in hospital.

There were no suspicious circumstances and the coroner has been informed.

Her family, from the Belle Vue area of the city, described her as bright, bubbly and determined.

Gary and Colette Woods, and 10-year-old brother Callum said in a statement: "Cara was caring and compassionate to everyone she met, exuding so much love.

"She had a care free attitude to life, loved her food and freely admitted to being a 'tomboy'.

"Her sense of fun and mischievousness always kept us on our toes.

"We will miss our beautiful angel forever."

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