ABIGAIL HARRIS, the girl who died on a family holiday to the sun, was laid to rest.
A funeral service was held yesterday for the 12-year-old Dewsbury youngster killed by a hit-and-run driver in Gran Canaria.
The service was held at St Paulinus RC Church yesterday at 11am followed by burial at Dewsbury Cemetery.
Abigail’s coffin was carried into the church by her dad Tony and her uncles Graham, Russell and Chris.
It was a white coffin and the family had asked mourners not to wear black.
Many turned up in colourful summery outfits for the traditional Catholic service.
Abigail’s coffin was covered in a sea of pink and white flowers as the cortege arrived at the church and bore the slogan “Abbs Fab”.
Many of her young friends from St John Fisher Catholic High School in Dewsbury were among those taking part in the service.
Abigail was on holiday in Puerto Rico with her mum and sister Jessica, 14, and her mum’s partner Keith Thackray and his son Thomas, 12.
She and Thomas, who also comes from Dewsbury, were struck by a car which mounted the pavement and failed to stop.
Thomas escaped with a broken collarbone and severe cuts.
The family, who live in Hanging Heaton, returned home with Abigail on Monday night, arriving at Manchester Airport.
Two people, a man and his daughter have been detained in Gran Canaria.
Judge San Bartolomê de Tirajana heard testimony and ordered the extended detention of the pair, named locally as Jaime, 50, and Ingrid.
After the accident the blue Ford Escort carried on from the scene, but they stopped 300 yards later after being pursued by a taxi driver who was nearby.