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Tribute to 14-year-old girl killed in crash in Wigan

Annie Cochrane
Image caption Annie Cochrane was in a car which hit a tree in Wigan

The family of a 14-year-old girl who died in a crash in Wigan at the weekend have paid tribute to her.

Annie Cochrane was a front-seat passenger in a Rover 25 car which hit a tree on School Lane, Haigh Hall, at about 0150 GMT on Sunday.

She suffered multiple injuries and died at the scene. The driver was unhurt but three other passengers were injured.

Her father and brother, Andrew and Adam Cochrane, said she was a "lovely, bubbly 14-year-old who enjoyed life".

They added: "Annie was also very close to her nan Ada, who she lived with along with her dad and brother.

"Annie enjoyed her hobbies, dancing, jetskiing and shopping with her friends.

"She was looking forward to going to Barcelona with school and seeing her idol Justin Bieber in concert."

An 18-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed until 12 March.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is being urged to contact Greater Manchester Police.

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