Tributes have been paid to a seven year old girl who died after being hit by an out of control car while playing in the snow.
Little twin sister Maisie Duncan died when a car left the road and crashed into her home.
It is believed the driver lost control of the vehicle in the thick snow and ice last Thursday.
Maisie Duncan, pictured, died after a car lost control and crashed into her while she was playing in snow outside her home in Looe, Cornwall last Thursday
A car lost control outside the seven-year-old’s home and smashed through a fence, across the front garden and hitting the bungalow which was below the level of the road
The tragedy has devastated her home town of Looe, Cornwall, and floral tributes have been left with touching messages to her.
Her mother Abbi Peat, 24, and Joe Duncan, 26, have now paid a heartbreaking tribute to their ‘the most beautiful, caring, kind, smart, perfect’ daughter.
Abbi said: ‘Our little Maisie was the most beautiful, caring, kind, smart, perfect little thing and she will never ever be forgotten. I love you Maisie sleep tight mummy and daddy love you forever and always. Forever going on a bear hunt.
‘There’s no need to imagine that you’re a wondrous beauty, because that’s what you are.’
Maise’s parents Abbi Peat, right and Joe Duncan, left, paid tribute to their ‘wonderful’ girl
Friends and relatives laid floral tributes at the scene of the tragedy in Loos, Cornwall
The driver is believed to have lost control of their car due to the amount of snow and ice
She also paid tribute to locals who have shared memories of Maisie and overwhelmed the family with messages of love and support.
She added: ‘I can’t thank the community of Looe and Polperro enough.The wonderful messages and shared memories have brought so much comfort in the darkest time of mine and Joe’s lives.
‘The thought that my amazing Maisie will forever be remembered in all your hearts brings some kind of joy to all this sorrow. Joe and I haven’t had a chance to open all the messages because there have just been so many but we want everyone to know not one message has gone unnoticed.
‘I want to say a special thank you to my family and Rachel Fletcher and Lianne Oakley – my rocks.
‘My little Charlie is a bit lonely and lost about what’s going on and he misses his sister a lot so anyone who wants to come play with Charlie let me know.
The family said that Maise’s twin brother Charlie misses his sister and is available for play dates
A crowdfunder for the family has so far raised almost £12,000 for the bereaved family
The family thanked the people from the local community for their help since the tragedy
‘Looe and Polperro you have been a comfort blanket to us and we just can’t show enough appreciation we love you all.’
Maisie’s great aunt, Cornwall Councillor for Looe Edwina Hannaford, said: ‘We are heartbroken. Our Maisie was a ray of sunshine in our lives, a beautiful princess who was loved by all who met her.
‘We have however found comfort in the many messages of support we have received and small but very welcome acts of kindness. The outpouring of love and support from our wonderful friends, family and the communities of Looe and Polperro has made us feel like a warm blanket of love being wrapped around us.
‘We are blessed to live in such a close knit community with so many caring and loving people.
‘As a family, with the help of our friends and the community, we will support Abbi, Joe and Maisie’s twin Charlie through the grieving so we heal; so we can remember with love rather than pain.’
A crowdfunding page launched by friends to help Maisie’s family with an initial aim to raise £8,000, later increased to an £11,000 target, has already reached nearly £12,000 in donations from almost 700 people.
To donate to the crowdfunder click here.