THE high school of a 14-year-old girl who died after being hit by a car has paid an emotional tribute to her.

Courtney Ellis died after being knocked down on Blackbrook Road, Blackbrook at about 9.50pm on Saturday.

The teenager was taken to hospital but later died in hospital.

Since Courtney's death, friends have been placing tributes beside a stone wall near to the scene of the fatal impact.

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Her school Haydock High has shared a moving tribute to her on its social media channels.

In it Courtney is described as a "bubbly, strong young lady" who had "a good heart and was very popular with everyone".

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The emotive tribute read: "We are all morning the very sad loss of Courtney Ellis. Her tragic death has left a huge hole in our school and community. it is so sad to lose someone so young.

"Courtney was doing so well, she was a bright young lady and had aspirations to be a midwife.

"Courtney had such a big personality, she had a good heart and was very popular with everyone.

"Courtney was a bubbly, strong young lady, who truly loved and cared for her friends and family.

"She knew right from wrong and had a strong sense of fairness. She was caring and sensitive with an excellent sense of humour.

"She had a lovely smile that made everyone else cheerful too.

"Courtney will be sorely missed by those who knew her."

The post also included a poem called The Dash.

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Handwritten tributes at the scene include one which read: “I love you with all my heart and forever will.

“You were the best friend anyone could wish for.”

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Another friend added: “I don’t know what I’m going to do without you my girl.”

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Police arrested two men, aged 18 and 19, on suspicion of causing Courtney's death by dangerous driving.

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman has confirmed that the two suspects have been released under investigation as enquiries continue.