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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Matt Mathers

Boy, 12, charged with murder of ‘loving’ grandmother hit by car in Sheffield


A 12-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a woman was hit and killed by a car in Sheffield, South Yorkshire Police (SYP) has said.

Earlier police named the victim as Marcia Grant, who was described by her family as a “beautiful soul”. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear before Sheffield Youth Court on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision between a woman and a car in the Greenhill area of the city on Wednesday evening. SYP said officers responded and discovered a woman at around 7.10pm.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, Ms Grant, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene. Shortly after the incident a 12-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife.

A woman who died after she was hit by a car in the Greenhill area on Wednesday has been identified as 60-year-old Marcia Grant (PA Wire)

Ms Grant’s family said in a statement: “Marcia was a warm, loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and a pillar of her community.”

Andrea Bowell, SYP detective chief inspector, 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.”

A post mortem examination was due to take place. Witnesses or anyone with information should contact police via 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers.

Police remained outside a semi-detached house on Hemper Lane, in Sheffield, on Thursday evening. A number of floral tributes had been left outside the property which had police tape across the driveway.

One message read: “I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful soul.”

SYP said in a statement on Friday morning: "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 April 8 2023.

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

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