Girl dragged to death in bus door incident

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A GIRL of 14 girl died after a cord on her coat caught in bus doors as it pulled away, police said last tonight.

Sarah Nelson suffered severe head injuries, being dragged several yards after she climbed off the bus near her home in Farcet, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, yesterday. She died in hospital.

Police said they would be talking to the five other passengers on the bus. They also wanted to trace the driver of a taxi thought to have been following the bus. Bus driver Toni Johnson, 32, of Peterborough, was treated for shock.

Jim Simpson, operations manager, for bus company Stagecoach Viscount said their single-decker minibus would be checked for mechanical faults.

Special prayers were said for Sarah at Stanground College in Peterborough, where she was "a bright and intelligent" Year 10 pupil.

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