The family of Brianna Ghey have paid tribute to their “much-loved daughter, granddaughter, and baby sister”.
The 16-year-old was found with serious injuries in a park in Warrington, Cheshire, yesterday afternoon and pronounced dead at the scene.
In a statement the family said: “She was a larger-than-life character who would leave a lasting impression on all that met her. Brianna was beautiful, witty and hilarious. Brianna was strong, fearless and one of a kind.
“The loss of her young life has left a massive hole in our family, and we know that the teachers and her friends who were involved in her life will feel the same.
“We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support during this extremely difficult time.”