Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

She Was Very Placid, a Lovely Looking Young Girl; Sitting Her GCSEs Had Been Sister's Bridesmaid Friends in Shock

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

She Was Very Placid, a Lovely Looking Young Girl; Sitting Her GCSEs Had Been Sister's Bridesmaid Friends in Shock

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Byline: By KATY SIMPSON and BRENDA HICKMAN

WITH a carefree smile, Hayley Adamson poses for this snap, taken shortly before she was killed by a police car.

The deadly crash happened last night as the Northumbria Police marked car was believed to be searching for a stolen vehicle.

Hayley Adamson, 16, had stepped out in Denton Road, Newcastle, and was struck, killing her at the scene.

Despite ambulance staff attending within minutes of accident, just after 11.20pm, Hayley was pronounced dead.

Today her best friend's mother spoke of the tragedy.

Laura Henricks, the mother of Hayley's friend Rebecca, said: "I have known Hayley since she was five or six. We have seen Rebecca and Hay-ley grow up together.

"Rebecca always said she was a great mate. She was very placid and lovely looking. How can you say anything when a girl of 16 dies who has only just left school? It's just incomprehensible."

Hayley and Rebecca were supposed to sit their English GCSE exam today.

Rebecca went to school to let everyone know and to organise an assembly in Hayley's memory.

The girls celebrated their 16th birthdays in March. They were planning on getting a house together when they left school.

Mrs Henricks, of Yewcroft Avenue, Scotswood, Newcastle, said: "At about 11.50pm there was a knock at the door, I thought if someone knocks at the door late, there's something wrong.

"I had to wake Rebecca up and tell her - she wouldn't believe me until she went across the road to see Hayley's sister Sarah. They were together every single day.

"If it wasn't in the day it was in the evening. Rebecca says now she realises why I go mad when she's late because something like this could happen, it's just terrible."

Hayley was a bridesmaid less than two weeks ago at her sister Sarah's wedding on May 10. Sarah also lives on Yewcroft Avenue.

Hayley's friends were told of her death as they arrived to sit GCSE exams this morning.

Headteacher at Sacred Heart High, Pat Wager broke the news to staff during a meeting at 8. …

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