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Police launch urgent appeal after teenage girl, 15, dies after being hit by a bus in Birmingham

A 15-year-old girl has tragically died after she was struck by a bus on Saturday afternoon in Birmingham, West Midlands police have confirmed. Emergency services were called to Sheaf Lane in Sheldon, Birmingham, on Saturday shortly before 3 pm over reports that a teenager had been hit by a bus. Ambulance crews and an air ambulance helicopter were called to the scene after the teenager was left with serious injuries following the incident. Tragically the 15-year-old girl was pronounced dead shortly after reaching the hospital yesterday afternoon. Tributes have been paid to the teenager on Sheaf Lane with bouquets of flowers and love hearts left by members of the public. West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal incident and are appealing for any dashcam footage that could assist their investigation. The force said the bus driver was helping officers with their inquiries as it looked to ‘establish the full circumstances around the collision’. In a statement, PC Gail Arnold, from West Midland’s police serious collision investigation unit, said: "A young girl has tragically died and we'll be doing all we can to support her family during this deeply distressing time. "We're working to establish the circumstances behind the collision and we're keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, and especially anyone with dash cam footage." Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward either by emailing them directly at SCIU@westmidlands.police.uk or contacting them via Live Chat and quoting log 2467 of 18 March.