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  • 14 May 2014, 17:43

Jasmyn Chan Parents Appeal To Find Driver

The parents of a teenager who was knocked down and killed by a hit-and-run driver have said someone knows who was responsible for their daughter's death.

Jasmyn Chan, 14, was killed trying to shield her best friend from the path of an oncoming car in Sheffield last Friday.

In an emotional news conference, her mother Paula McCullie and father Peter Chan said they could not put into words the "loss and devastation" her death has caused.

In a statement Mr Chan said: "Someone knows something.

"I am appealing to all mothers and fathers, please if you know who is responsible do the right thing and contact the police.

"Please just think if this was your daughter, our family are desperate for answers.

"Try to understand how this has happened to our precious little Jasmyn.

"Our daughter was beautiful inside and out and I can not put into words the pain and devastation I feel in my heart knowing she has gone.

"As a family we are all heartbroken and I don't know how we will ever get over losing our precious Jasmyn. Please if you know something, come forward now."

The incident happened at Normanton Hill at 9.20pm on Friday night.

Police investigating the collision said they were following "significant developments" in their efforts to track down the driver.

Chief Inspector Stuart Walne from South Yorkshire Police appealed for the driver to come forward.

He said: "Please give Jasmyn's parents some solace and some answers in relation to what's happened."