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Girl, 13, dies after falling from Tesco roof in front of witnesses

The girl, named locally as Sarah, is thought to have plunged from a Tesco roof just before midnight (Picture: Google)

A 13-year-old girl has died after falling from a roof thought to be above a Tesco supermarket.

Young people were reportedly heard screaming as emergency services were called to Aitken Street near the centre of Largs, a seaside town west of Glasgow, just before midnight on Saturday

A nurse is believed to have got out of a taxi and tried to save the teen’s life as paramedics raced to the scene but she was pronounced dead shortly after.

The girl was named locally as Sarah from Fairlie and attended Largs Academy, which has brought in professionals to support grieving pupils.

Flowers and a teddy bear were laid in front of an opticians next to a Tesco Express on the street whose shop front sits beneath a wide ledge that runs along a commercial building.

A resident who lives nearby said the roof above the opticians and Tesco is popular with ‘kids’ who ‘climb up and sit there’.

Another resident, who called 999, told The Daily Record: ‘I heard a thud from outside and then lots of screaming from my window.

‘I saw the girl lying on the pavement and shouted out the window that I was phoning an ambulance.

Residents said the roof above an opticians and Tesco Express was a popular haunt for young people (Pictue: Google)

‘A nurse even jumped out of a taxi and tried doing CPR while the ambulance was on its way.

‘There were young people outside shouting and screaming, I’m not sure if they were friends she was with.

‘The whole thing was grim. It was really horrible.’

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: ‘Around 11:45pm on Saturday, 19 June, 2021, police were made aware a 13-year-old girl had been injured after falling from the roof of a building in Aitken Street, Largs.

‘Emergency services attended and the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘Enquiries are ongoing, however, there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.’

Tesco have been approached for comment.

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