Bushey Academy head, Andrew Hemmings, pays tribute to 'popular and hardworking' student, Lily-Rose Murphy

Watford Observer: Flowers left at the crash scene in The Common, Stanmore, this morning. Flowers left at the crash scene in The Common, Stanmore, this morning.

A headmaster has described the 11-year-old Bushey Academy pupil who died in a car accident yesterday as a “popular and hardworking” young girl.

Andrew Hemmings, Principal of The Bushey Academy, said: "It was with great sadness that we heard of the tragic loss of one of our students, Lily-Rose Murphy.

"Lily-Rose was a Year 7 student fully involved in all aspects of school life. She thoroughly enjoyed school and was seen by all staff as an exemplary student who embodied the proud to belong ethos of the academy.

“She was popular and hardworking and was an active member at the summer school that was run prior to her starting in Year 7 in September. She was also heavily involved in planning activities to raise funds for the academy's chosen charity.

“Our thoughts are firmly with the family and those closest to Lily-Rose and we are doing everything possible to support fellow students and staff. We have provided access to experienced counsellors and support workers to talk to those who are most affected.”

Lily-Rose was waiting at a bus stop with her mother yesterday afternoon at around 12.30pm when a car mounted the pavement. Her mother is currently in hospital in a critical condition.

The driver - a 69-year-old woman - was cut from her car by the London Fire Brigade and taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Those with information about the incident can police contact on 020 8842 1817.

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1:50am Fri 20 Dec 13

PCllrRRidley says...

Sorry to post, what can any of us say

Condolences.
Sorry to post, what can any of us say Condolences. PCllrRRidley

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