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Devastated family of baby girl pay tribute as tot killed by Land Rover named

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A BABY girl who died after she was knocked down by a Land Rover has been formally named.

Cops have confirmed that the child who was struck by the vehicle in grounds of Plymouth Brethren Christian Church in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, last night was Ivy Mae Ross.

The parents of a tot knocked down and killed by a Land Rover have paid a heartfelt tribute to her

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The parents of a tot knocked down and killed by a Land Rover have paid a heartfelt tribute to herCredit: © JASPERIMAGE.COM
Floral tributes have been left at the scene throughout today

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Floral tributes have been left at the scene throughout todayCredit: © JASPERIMAGE.COM

Earlier, we told how the one-year-old was understood to have been “toddling” in the carpark when she was hit by the vehicle.

The infant, from nearby Whitecairns, was rushed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but she died a shirt time later.

Tonight, her heartbroken parents released a touching statement.

It read: “Our beautiful daughter Ivy Mae passed away following a tragic accident after our regular church gathering in Balmedie. We are absolutely devastated and ask that our privacy is respected at this challenging time.

“We value all the prayers and messages of sympathy and support we have received from the local community.

“The emergency services tireless work and support is greatly appreciated.”

The tragic incident happened at the church on Elgie Road around 7.45pm last night.

The scene has been locked down by police as officers continue to investigate.

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Throughout the day, floral tributes have been left by members of the public.

Sergeant Lesley Morrison said: “Our thoughts are very much with Ivy’s family at what is an incredibly hard time for them.

“Our enquiries to establish the full circumstances of what happened are ongoing and I would ask anyone who can help who has not already spoken to officers to get in touch.”

Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3390 of Wednesday, 15 May, 2024.

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