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Girl Dies After Hit-and-Run in Glasgow

By NewsRoom24 on November 18th, 2014 / Views
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Sophie Brannan’s, 11, death has left her parents devastated as her friend remains in hospital fighting for her life.
Sophie has died after she, her 10-year-old friend and the friend’s uncle were hit by a car which mounted the pavement in Glasgow.
Sophie Brannan, from Maryhill, died after she was hit by a black Vauxhall Astra which had mounted the path in Sandbank Street on Friday night.
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Her 10-year-old friend suffered serious head and leg injuries and her friend’s 36-year-old uncle was also injured.
The driver failed to stop and the vehicle was later found abandoned in the Maryhill area at around 7.40pm on Friday.
Detective Inspector Colin Hailstones said, “This was an horrific incident. Sophie, her friend and her friend’s uncle, had been out to the local shops when the incident happened. Sandbank Street and Maryhill Road are very busy and there were a lot of people about; many of whom tried to help at the scene. We have spoken to them and a number of people who were in the area and are currently checking CCTV to identify the person responsible for this dreadful incident which has left her family devastated.”
“Somebody out there knows who this person is and I would appeal to them to contact police re his whereabouts. I would also say to the man himself to hand himself in – it’s only a matter of time before we track him down,” he added.
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The driver of the car is described as white, 25-35 years of age, of medium build and had short shaven hair. He was wearing a dark colored jacket, dark denims and white trainers and was last seen running off towards the canal path after abandoning the car in Lochburn Street.

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