19/03/2014 07:15 GMT | Updated 19/03/2014 07:59 GMT

Girl Aged 8 Dies After Being Hit By Bus In Swindon

Joe Giddens/PA Wire
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An eight-year-old girl has died after being struck by a bus.

The girl was hit by the single decker Thamesdown Bus in Swindon, Wiltshire, shortly before 5.50pm yesterday.

Paramedics and police were called to the scene, on Moredon Road, but the girl, from Swindon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "Specially trained officers are currently helping support the family at this time.

"Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Team are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and have not yet spoken to police to come forward immediately."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Pete Williamson of the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wiltshire Police on 101.