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Lantern tribute to Newsome teenager Olivia Glennie at Castle Hill

She lit up the faces of those who knew her

Olivia Glennie

She lit up the faces of those who knew her.

And now a lantern ceremony at Castle Hill has lit up the night sky in memory of a Huddersfield teenager.

Olivia Ruth Glennie was remembered in a moving tribute by her friends on Monday night, hours after she died in hospital.

Fifteen-year-old Olivia, of Newsome, had been in Leeds General Infirmary for six days having been found hanging from a tree in Armitage Bridge.

She died on Sunday at the hospital.

Friends of the “popular and outgoing” Newsome High School student gathered at Castle Hill above Huddersfield after news of her death.

Olivia’s death has shocked the community and her family and friends are struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.

Olivia was in Year 11 and studying for her GCSEs.

She was the youngest of three daughters and leaves sisters Lucy and Laura.

Her father Alex Glennie yesterday thanked friends who had posted messages of condolence on his Facebook page and on his daughter’s own wall.

Bryoni Wilkinson wrote: “Such a beautiful lovely girl, rip Olivia Ruth Glennie we will all miss you so so much”.

Hannah Mitchell wrote: “r.i.p liv you beautiful girly, you will always be in my heart and be missed by many, your smile would light up the room every time i saw you! hope you’re safe up there xxx”.

Olivia’s father Alex posted: “Thank you for your kind words” to several friends.

Meanwhile staff and students at Newsome High School have been supported through this difficult time and will continue to be offered help in the coming days.

Headteacher Paul Gittins earlier paid tribute to Olivia saying she was “a popular and outgoing girl with a close circle of friends”.

He said the school was working with the local authority to provide pastoral support to anyone who needed it.

Police confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances involved in Olivia’s death.

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