'Rest in Peace, princess': Tributes paid to eight-year-old girl who fell from balcony

Minnie Rae Dunn, eight, died after falling from a balcony <i>(Image: Hampshire Constabulary)</i>
Minnie Rae Dunn, eight, died after falling from a balcony (Image: Hampshire Constabulary)

The family of an eight-year-old girl who died after falling from a balcony have described her as a “beautiful soul”.

Police rushed to the scene at Wingfield Street, Portsmouth at 6.50pm on August 24.

Paramedics also attended to treat Minnie Rae Dunn who later died.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish what happened.

Her family have paid tribute to their daughter, granddaughter and niece.

Mum, Rebecca, said she has a “hole shape in my heart that will always be there”.

She said: “My angel, I am going to miss your sassiness and the way you spoke your mind. Your big bright smile that always melted my heart will be missed so much.

“I have a hole shape in my heart that will always be there. My little angel fly high, I love you to the moon and back."

Daily Echo: Minnie Rae Dunn, 8
Daily Echo: Minnie Rae Dunn, 8

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Minnie’s grandmother Dot and grandfather Ian said: “Minnie had a big heart. Everybody loved her.

“She had lots of friends and had recently come back from a two-week holiday which she loved and where she made lots of friends.

“Minnie liked singing and dancing and going on her trampoline and playing with her grandad who would run after her and make her laugh.

“Minnie was a savvy sensible child. We are going to miss you so much. Fly high our beautiful princess”.

Her aunt Bianca paid tribute to Millie saying she had the "warmest smile".

She said: “Minnie was a beautiful soul with a big heart who had so much love for everyone, Whenever you were greeted by Minnie it would be with the biggest, warmest smile which would light your day.

“Minnie adored her family and friends and was loved by everyone. She would make you smile at the smallest of things and had a heart that never stopped loving.”

Siblings Porscha ,TJ, and Alisha said: “Although our time was short together we will always cherish the times we did have, and we will always love you. You have always and will always be an ange”.

Her aunt Nats said: “Rest in peace, Princess. Forever in our hearts love. Nat, Alan and the kids.”

Grandmother Jane and brother and sister Leon and Ava said: “Minnie we will always miss you, we will always keep your memory alive.

“We love you, Minnie. You will always be in our hearts and memories, and we will see you again one day beautiful girl.”