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I look at my beautiful and happy 11 year old daughter lying dead on the road after the collision

A HEARTBROKEN mother speaks of her grief after her 11-year-old daughter was killed while crossing the street.

Andrew Cairns, 36, stabbed Ruby Cropper at “excessive speed” as she crossed a road in Bury, Greater Manchester.

Ruby Cropper was killed while crossing the street

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Ruby Cropper was killed while crossing the street
As Ruby's parents read their proclamation, Cairns bent down and covered her ears

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As Ruby’s parents read their proclamation, Cairns bent down and covered her ears

Cairns was jailed for five years after he fled the scene in Radcliffe.

The youngster was seriously injured and died two days later.

Ruby’s mother, Shelley Booth, says life hasn’t been the same since she discovered her “beautiful daughter” had been abandoned.

She told Manchester Evening News: “The shock of seeing her pass out and die in front of me was the worst I have ever faced in my life.

“I couldn’t understand how my beautiful, happy girl, who would help anyone, was run over and left on the street.

“And that the driver didn’t have the guts to stop and help her, not even call an ambulance.

“Our world ended at that point. We lost our ray of sunshine.”

An eyewitness who saw Cairns before the collision said he was
driving “extremely fast”, “like a lover” and “as if he were on a racetrack”.

Cairns did not apologize to Ruby’s family after a jury unanimously convicted him of causing her death by dangerous driving.

Cairns, of Rupert Street, Radcliffe, was jailed for 5 years and driving is prohibited about seven years.

Ruby's mother said: '"Our world ended at that point.  We've lost our sunshine'

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Ruby’s mother said: ‘Our world ended at that point. We lost our sunshine’

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