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Funeral held for Scarlett Rossborough (8) who died in Carrickfergus crash

Family and friends at the funeral of Scarlett Rossborough from her home in Larne on Sunday. Picture by Pacemaker
Family and friends at the funeral of Scarlett Rossborough from her home in Larne on Sunday. Picture by Pacemaker Family and friends at the funeral of Scarlett Rossborough from her home in Larne on Sunday. Picture by Pacemaker

The funeral of eight-year-old Scarlett Rossborough, who has been described as an "energetic, bubbly little girl", has taken place in Co Antrim.

Family and friends of the young girl gathered to say their final farewells in Larne on Sunday following her death last week.

The eight-year-old, remembered by her school for her "infectious giggle and a sense of fun", died following a collision in the High Street area of Carrickfergus. 

The schoolgirl died at the scene on Wednesday and a second child, who was also injured during the collision, was treated in hospital for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Scarlett was described by her family as a “dearly loved daughter” and “beautiful sister”.

Linn Primary School in Larne, where Scarlett was a pupil, also paid tribute to an “energetic, bubbly little girl with an infectious giggle and a sense of fun”.

It said the school community was “truly heartbroken” at the news.

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Her funeral service took place at her home on Sunday followed by her burial at Larne Cemetery.