Charlotte Leatherbarrow killed in Herne Hill bus crash

A 12-year-old girl who was knocked down and killed by a bus in south London has been identified.

Charlotte Leatherbarrow of Herne Hill was hit by a number 68 service at the junction of Herne Hill and Gubyon Avenue on Thursday evening.

The driver of the bus received medical treatment but did not go to hospital.

A special liaison officer is supporting the victim's family, who have now been told about her death, the Metropolitan Police said.

Herne Hill was closed to traffic for several hours while the scene was investigated after the crash, which happened at 1845 GMT.

Police have appealed for witnesses who saw Charlotte or the bus immediately beforehand.

No arrests have been made.

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