Tributes paid to Yesmine

29 December 2010, 10:41 | Updated: 29 December 2010, 11:03

Police have named the 10 year old girl killed when she was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Yesmine Moumen was struck by a white Mercedes on the Monkswood Way crossing opposite the Asda supermarket just before 4pm on Tuesday December 21.

She was taken to hospital where she died from her injuries.

In a tribute statement issued through Herts police her mother Yvonne, 40, and dad Toufik, 43, said: "Yesmine was an angel. We want to thank her for being our daughter; it was a privilege to have her. She was our world and our lives revolved around her."
They said: " She was very bright and top of her class. She was knowledgeable and wanted to learn. She was a very fast learner and was able absorb knowledge very quickly. She liked maths and was extremely creative. We were a close family, we are very open with each other and we had everything. She did so much in her short life and it is important for us to celebrate and give thanks for her life."

Yesmine was born in London on February 20, 2000. Toufik, Yvonne and Yesmine moved to Dagenham when Yesmine was three weeks old before they moved to Stevenage in October 2002. She went to nursery at Broom Barns School at the age of three and a half. She stayed at Broom Barns for seven years before moving to Bedwell Primary School.

A 44 year old man has been arrested in connection with the accident.