Headteacher pays tribute to Sheffield student killed in hit-and-run

Scene of the hit and run tragedy on Normanton Hill in Intake
Scene of the hit and run tragedy on Normanton Hill in Intake
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The Sheffield teenager killed in a hit-and-run in the city has been described by her headteacher as ‘a bright, lively and popular student’.

Jasmyn Chan, known to her friends as Jazzy, was killed by a car which failed to stop after a collision on Normanton Hill, Intake, on Friday night.

She was crossing the road with a group of friends when she, and her 12-year-old friend Tia Tucker, were struck by a car.

Police are still hunting the driver, who drove off from the scene.

Steve Robinson, Executive Headteacher of Birley Community College, where Jasmym was in Year 10, said: “Jasmyn Chan, one of our Year 10 students, was tragically killed on Friday evening in a hit-and run accident.

“Our thoughts are with Jasmyn’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

“As a school community we mourn the loss of a bright, lively and popular student who touched many lives.

“In school we will be providing support for our students to help them start to come to terms with the feelings of loss and grief they might have while trying to maintain as normal a routine as possible for the majority of the school community.

“A number of students have said they want to bring flowers to school tomorrow in memory of Jasmyn and we will be dedicating an area within school for flowers to be placed.”