THE family and friends of a 12-year-old girl from Dewsbury, who was knocked down and killed in a hit-and-run accident on Gran Canaria, gathered at her funeral to pay their respects.

Mourners were asked not to wear traditional black but to wear summer clothes to reflect Abbi Harris's bright personality.

Around 300 tearful friends and relatives packed St Paulinus Roman Catholic Church in Dewsbury for a requiem mass followed by burial at Dewsbury Cemetery.

Friends and teachers from St John Fisher Catholic High School attended the funeral, with many of Abbi's classmates throwing their ties on to her coffin.

Abbi was knocked down and killed when a car mounted the pavement in the resort of Puerto Rico, on the south coast of Gran Canaria, earlier this month.

The youngster was nearing the end of a family holiday and had been celebrating her sister's birthday when tragedy struck.

Her 12-year-old friend Thomas Thackray was injured in the accident but recovered and was able to fly home.

Abbi's heartbroken parents Nicola and Tony Harris said they were devastated by the death of their "treasured daughter".

The couple said Abbi has been "snatched from them in particularly tragic circumstances" and described her as a "little sweetheart", in a statement released at the time.

According to reports, the accident happened next to a taxi rank and one of the drivers gave chase while other witnesses called the emergency services.

The taxi driver caught up with the car and spoke to the driver, a man in his 50s, who returned to the scene, it was reported.

Abbi was brought home on Monday evening on the same flight as her mother Nicola, sister Jessica, friend Thomas and his dad Keith.

Thomas is said to be making "very good progress" and is walking unaided and with his arm in a sling because of a broken collar bone.