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27 July 2018, 09:27 | Updated: 27 July 2018, 09:31
The parents of a 14 year old girl from the Wirral who died of a suspected drug overdose say they're heartbroken to have lost her.
Bethany Devlin-McCrone passed away in Greasby on Wednesday.
Her parents, Sean and Angela, said:
“We are heartbroken to have lost our princess Bethany at such a young age, under such tragic circumstances. Her death will leave a gaping hole in everyone’s lives.
“Bethany loved life and when she entered a room, you knew about it. She was so bubbly and cheeky, but extremely loving and caring too, and had a heart of gold. Her brothers adore her.
“Last year, as other people walked by, she saw an elderly woman fall over in Hoylake and kept her warm by taking off her own coat and wrapping her up in it, then waiting with her until the ambulance arrived. That was Bethany to a tee. She would give you her last Rolo.
“She had many interests and threw herself into everything 110%, whether it was Guides, dance lessons or drama. She was even due to start boxing lessons in September.
“Bethany had just finished year 9 at Hilbre High School where she was very popular, and she was very clever.
“She will be missed terribly by her twin brothers Charlie and Zac (five) and Joshua (13 months), and all of her extended family and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those people who've had a positive impact on her short life over the years.
"Bethany died in such tragic circumstances and I would also like to express my gratitude to the people who tried to save her life. The paramedics and the police officers were amazing, and we’d also like to say thanks to our police Family Liaison Officer who is helping us through the most difficult time of our lives.
"We've been overwhelmed by the support of family and friends and we thank everyone for their kind messages and thoughts at this sad time."