Leeds & West Yorkshire

Toddler Poppy Boothroyd killed in 'tragic accident'

Poppy Boothroyd
Image caption Poppy's family described the 20-month-old girl as a "perfect little angel"

A 20-month-old girl has died after being run over by a reversing van in Huddersfield in what West Yorkshire Police say was a "tragic accident".

Poppy Boothroyd was hit by the Ford Transit van on St James Way at about 14:20 GMT on Wednesday.

She was taken to hospital, but died later from her injuries.

In a statement, her family said: "We are all heartbroken that she has been taken from us in such tragic circumstances".

"Poppy was just Poppy. She was our amazing little girl, our perfect little angel," they added.

"She is a little star and we will never forget her."

Inquiries into the incident are continuing.

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