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A farewell to cop hit Hayley; FUNERAL.

Byline: By STEPHEN WHITE

TRAGIC schoolgirl Hayley Adamson was buried in a pink coffin yesterday.

Hayley, 16, died after being struck by a police car on May 19. Dozens of the hundreds of mourners wore pink - her favourite colour - in her honour.

Floral tributes from her family included Hayley's favourite logo, a Playboy bunny sign, picked out in red flowers and carried to West Road Cemetery on a low-loader lorry.

The mile-long funeral procession took mourners past the spot where she was struck by a police car in Benton Road, Fenham, Newcastle. The driver, who police say was responding to an alert, has been suspended.

Hayley, a pupil at Sacred Heart RC High School, was due to sit her English GSCE the following day.

Witnesses claim the police Volvo was travelling at up to 100mph without its blue lights or sirens.

Minutes after the accident an angry crowd gathered and her boyfriend George Oliver was subdued by a police Taser stun gun.

At the time, her distraught family said: "Our beautiful daughter filled people's lives with love, fun and laughter.

"We can't believe she has been taken from us in such circumstances."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 7, 2008
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