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Following her death on Saturday 11 February, the family of Brianna Ghey have provided the following tribute:
"Brianna was a much loved daughter, granddaughter, and baby sister. She was a larger than life character who would leave a lasting impression on all that met her. Brianna was beautiful, witty and hilarious. Brianna was strong, fearless and one of a kind.
"The loss of her young life has left a massive hole in our family, and we know that the teachers and her friends who were involved in her life will feel the same.
"We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support during this extremely difficult time. We would like to thank the police for their support, and witnesses for helping with the investigation.
"The continuation of respect for privacy is greatly appreciated."
Cheshire Constabulary would also like to reiterate the family's request for privacy at this extremely difficult and distressing time for them. We kindly ask that members of the press respect this request.
Read our current appeal in the Appeals section of our website.