Girl, eight, hit by bus dies in Blair Parade, Swindon

Blair Parade in the Moredon area
Image caption Floral tributes have been left next to the road

An eight-year-old girl has died after being hit by a bus in Swindon, Wiltshire police said.

The child was knocked down at Blair Parade in the Moredon area of the town shortly before 18:00 GMT on Tuesday.

Ambulance teams treated the girl, but she died at the scene. A police spokesman said the bus was run by Thamesdown Transport and an investigation is under way.

The girl's family is being supported by trained officers.

The girl, from the local area, was hit at the junction of Moredon Road and Churchwalk outside a parade of shops.

The road was cordoned off by police on Tuesday night and reopened on Wednesday morning.

No arrests have been made and officers said they are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the crash.

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