Lily-Rose Murphy: funeral next week

Lily-Rose Murphy: funeral next week

Lily-Rose Murphy: funeral next week

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The funeral of the 11-year-old Bushey Academy schoolgirl killed in a car crash in December last year will be held next week.

Lily-Rose Murphy was killed and her mother seriously injured when they were waiting for a bus in Stanmore.

The pair were hit by a Ford Fiesta in The Common, Stanmore, between the junctions with Warren Lane and Wood Lane, at 12.21pm on December 18.

Lily’s mother Samantha Hyde has been in hospital since the accident and relatives have been waiting until she was well enough to attend the funeral

It will be held on Monday April 14 at 3pm at Breakspear Crematorium in Ruislip.

Lily’s uncle George Somers, who only recently learnt of the news, said his sister was now "out of danger".

He said: "Sam has been moved to a hospital in Putney, where she will most likely stay for a couple of years.

"She no longer has tubes in her mouth and is generally doing a lot better. She has good long term memory, but her short term is not good.

"She will be at the funeral to say goodbye to our angel."

The Metropolitan Police are still appealing for witnesses to the accident. They believe the car was travelling north when it moved into the right hand lane and collided with the mother and daughter and a stationary 142 Watford Junction to Brent Cross bus.

Detective Sergeant Chris Osborne, of the road death investigation unit at Northolt, said: "We are appealing for any witnesses to this tragic incident to contact us. We are aware that there were a number of passengers on the bus involved, and a number of other vehicles in the vicinity. If you have any information we would like to hear from you so we can work out exactly what happened."

Anyone with information should contact the Witness Line on 020 8842 1817.

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