Tributes to 14-month-old 'ray of sunshine' as man, 32, is charged with murder

Hollie Ashurst died in Wigan on Friday after being taken to hospital with head injuries (Picture: GMP/PA Wire)

The family of a 14-month-old girl who died in Wigan after suffering head injuries have paid tribute to her, describing her as “everyone’s ray of sunshine”.

Hollie Ashurst died on Friday after being taken to hospital with head injuries.

Daniel Ashurst, 32, of Fleming Court, Wigan, has been charged with murder and remanded in police custody to appear at Wigan Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

In a statement released through Greater Manchester Police, Hollie’s mother, who was not named, said: “Hollie was my dream come true. She was such a bright, smiley, happy little girl and was everyone’s ray of sunshine.

“Hollie brightened everyone’s day and was an inspiration and never unhappy. Fly high my princess with your other loved ones and sweet dreams my baby girl, I will always love you.”

Police have arrested and charged Daniel Ashurst, 32, with Hollie’s murder (Picture: Getty)

Her aunts, grandad and uncle added: “She was always smiling. She has been through operations with her clef, but she never let anything bother her.

“Hollie was the happiest baby. She struggled through her operations, and she was such a brave girl. She had just started to crawl and was such a clever girl and she never got upset. She loved watching cartoons.

“She was alert and always happy and loved watching Mr Tumble and In The Night Garden.”

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