The parents of a 14-year-old girl who died after pushing her friend out of the way of a hit-and-run driver have made a heartfelt plea for the motorist to come forward.
Jasmyn Chan, a Birley Community College student, was mown down as she crossed Normanton Hill, Intake, Sheffield, on Friday night.
The driver is still at large – and yesterday her parents Peter Chan, 43, and Paula McCullie, 38, broke down in tears as they pleaded for the person responsible to ‘do the right thing’.
Paula clutched Jasmyn’s favourite top, a grey sports hoodie, while Peter made an emotional statement.
He said: “Someone knows something. I’m appealing to all mothers and fathers, please, if you know who is responsible, do the right thing and contact the police.
“Please, just think, if this was your daughter. Our family is desperate for answers, trying to understand how this has happened to our precious little Jasmyn.
“Our daughter was beatiful, inside and out. I cannot put into words the pain and devastation I feel in my heart knowing she is gone.
“As a family we are all heartbroken and I don’t know how we will ever get over losing precious Jasmyn. Please if you know something, come forward now. Jasmyn was a loving, friendly girl, who was just so giving. She had only recently had her hair cut short to donate it to make wigs for children who have lost their own to cancer. That’s the kind of girl she was and I am filled with absolute sadness we will never see her sweet smiling face again.”