Parents of Sheffield girl appeal for help in finding killer

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The distraught parents of a Sheffield teenager killed in a hit-and-run broke down in tears today as they appealed for help in catching the mystery motorist.

Peter Chan and Paula McCullie spoke out in a bid to help police catch their 14-year-old daughter Jasmyn’s killer.

The parents of Jasmyn Chan at a press conference in Sheffield

The parents of Jasmyn Chan at a press conference in Sheffield

Jasmyn, a Birley Community College student, was mown down and left for dead as she crossed Normanton Hill, Intake, Sheffield, on Friday night.

Today her grieving dad said: “Someone knows something. I am 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. My family and I are desperate for answers to try and understand how this has happened to our precious little Jaz.

“My daughter was beautiful, 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 heartbroken and I don’t know how we will ever get over losing Jasmyn. Please if you know something, please come forward.”

Jasmyn and a 12-year-old were crossing Normanton Hill, close to the junction with Richmond Hill Road, when they were hit by a small, dark car travelling downhill towards the A57 Mosborough Parkway.

Mr Chan added: “Jasmyn was a loving, friendly girl who was very giving.

“She only recently had her hair cut short to donate it to a charity that make and provide wigs to children who have lost their own hair through cancer.

“That’s just the kind of girl she was and I am filled with absolute sadness I will never again see her sweet, smiling face.”

Chief Inspector Stuart Walne investigating said: “We have had a fantastic response from the public and I have a number of officers working on leads from the information that has been given to us.

“I want to encourage people to think about that Friday night.

“Did your partner, sibling, son or daughter come home acting out of character? Have you noticed damage to a family member or friend’s car? The front and driver’s side of the car will have damage from the collision, have you noticed a car like this on your street?

“A 14-year-old girl has lost her life and the bright future she had ahead of her. Jasmyn’s family deserve answers and I would ask you to think of the devastating impact this has had on her family, friends and community and please come forward if you have any information.

“If you know who the driver of the car was or if you were the driver, please contact police immediately. There may have been reasons that you didn’t stop but a young girl has died and we urgently need to speak to you.”

Anyone with information should call 101, or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.