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Boy, 12, charged with murder of woman, 60, who was killed by car

A 12-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a grandmother who died after being hit by a car in Sheffield in the UK.

Marcia Grant, 60, who has been described as "warm and loving," tragically died at the scene after being found seriously injured at around 7.10pm on Wednesday.

She was described as a "beautiful soul" and "pillar of her community" whose death "sent shockwaves through all who knew her".

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South Yorkshire Police said in a statement: "A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of a Sheffield woman.

"The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been charged with murder and will appear before Sheffield Youth Court on Saturday 8 April 2023.

"Emergency services were called at 7.10pm on Wednesday 5 April to reports of a collision between a car and a woman in the Greenhill area.

"A 60-year-old woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene."

Formal identification and a post-mortem is yet to take place, the force added.

It comes after Ms Grant's heartbroken family released a statement paying tribute to her, saying: "Marcia was a warm, loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and a pillar of her community.

"Her loss has already sent shockwaves through all who knew her or was lucky enough to be included in her orbit.

"We ask for privacy at this time while further investigations are underway and the family try to come to terms with this enormous loss."

(Tom Maddick SWNS)

Friends also paid tribute to Ms Grant, who describes her super power on Facebook as being "a social worker".

One pal wrote: “Marcia was a wonderful person. I was lucky to have known her and my heart is breaking for her family."

Gina Thompson said she was a "beautiful lady inside and out".

And Mandy George Jones said: "Marcia one of life's truly genuine caring beautiful people. It was a pleasure to know you and our shifts were never without laughter".

A friend, Leon Fryer, also wrote under the police announcement: “Devastating news, a wonderful lady and a joy to be in her company, our love and condolences to her family & everyone that knew her.

"Sundays won’t be the same".

Following the collision, a picture was shared to social media showing a car in the centre of the road with a broken passenger window.


A semi-detached house nearby was seen under police guard and taped off on Thursday.

One local arrived sobbing and left flowers with a card. She was helped away by local residents who tried to comfort her.

Another woman arrived and left a note saying: “I’m so sorry for your loss, She was a beautiful soul."

The road remained closed until this early hours of Friday morning and a property remained under police guard yesterday afternoon.

Det Ch Insp Andrea Bowell previously appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

She said: "This will be a deeply distressing time for the families of those involved in this incident, and I would ask their privacy is respected as they seek to understand what has happened.

"If you have any information in relation to this collision, please contact police on 101 quoting incident number 736 of April 5, 2023.


"Alternatively, you can anonymously report any information via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or using their online form."


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