UPDATE: Community bands together to help family of eight-year-old girl who died after she was hit by minibus

A police car on Sycamore Avenue after the incident
A police car on Sycamore Avenue after the incident

A fundraising page has been set up to help raise money for the family of an eight-year-old girl who died after she was hit by a minibus.

The youngster has been named on social media as Ashlee Rowlands.

The JustGiving page aims to raise £500 towards funeral costs and more than £300 has been raised in just three hours.

Amanda Woolhouse who set up the page wrote: "I'm wanting to help raise money for Louise and Mark at this awful time to help pay for funeral costs

for their little girl to have the send off she deserves.

"Sadly Ashlee lost her life on the 15th August after being struck by a van at the age of 8. It's every parents nightmare and I'm sure you can all only imagine the pain they are going through.

Ashlee was a bright/cheeky happy girl and she deserves the best so all I'm asking is for a small donation from as many people as possible, even a couple of quid will help to take the hardship off this family.

"Thank you everybody who donates and also for the kind words to the family.

The incident happened at 3.20pm on Tuesday August 15 on Sycamore Avenue in Glapwell in Derbyshire.

Police are investigating the incident.

A police spokesman said: "Officers were called to a collion involving a minibus and an eight-year-old girl at 20 past three yesterday afternoon. Sadly she later died. Police are investigating." Any one with any information is being asked to call DC Darren Parkin on 101 quoting incident number 539 on August 15.

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