Flowers and Teddies Left for Whiston Teen Megan

By on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Flowers and teddy bears now adorn the junction of Dragon Lane and Eglington Avenue where a 13-year-old Whiston girl lost her life on Saturday night.


Megan Hopwood, a Year 9 student at Huyton Arts and Sports Centre for Learning, is believed to have fallen from a child’s scooter while playing near her home on the evening of Saturday 7 September.

She was found unconscious and was pronounced dead on arriving at Whiston Hospital.

Many have left floral tributes and messages of comfort in her memory.

But many others, including Megan’s father, Paul Hopwood, have taken to a Facebook tribute page to share memories.

In a public comment posted on Monday, Paul said that Megan died “with so many happy memories, it was enough to fill a lifetime.”

“Nothing was too much trouble for her if it put a smile on your face,” he added, and thanked commenters for their kind words. He also asked readers to send the family their photos of Meg.

A vigil for Megan will be held at 6pm on Friday 13 September at Tesco in Whiston Village.

The results of a post-mortem carried out on Tuesday have yet to be announced.

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