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Dad's heartbreaking plea as 15-year-old daughter dies in quad bike crash

Dad's heartbreaking plea as 15-year-old daughter dies in quad bike crash

Published by Lucinda Horsley at 11:12am 12th July 2019. (Updated at 11:15am 12th July 2019)

The father of a teenage girl killed in a quad-bike accident has issued a heart-breaking plea to have her back.

Iris Goldsmith, 15, died in the tragic incident on a farm in North Brewham , Somerset on Monday (July 8).

She reportedly became trapped when her vehicle, which is said to be similar to a quad bike, overturned on the family's farm. 

Mr Goldsmith said on Twitter:

"Dear God, please can I have my beautiful, brilliant, kind little girl back, please God.

"And if not, please take extra special care of her. I love her so so much and I’m so proud of her. It hurts me so much I can’t describe."

According to the Daily Mail, Ben was playing a cricket match at Charterhouse School in Godalming when he received the call about the accident.

He had entered his own team at a private match held Surrey and rushed back to Somerset to see Iris in hospital. 

A spokesman for Avon & Somerset Police confirmed: 

''We were called at about 3.15pm on Monday July 8 to a farm in the North Brewham area following the sudden death of a teenage girl.

"The girl's death is not being treated as suspicious and officers are now carrying out enquiries on behalf of the coroner."

A family friend told the Daily Mail:

"This is the most awful accident. Iris was a complete firecracker – an absolute delight. Everyone in the family loved her to bits.  

"She was beautiful, charming, intelligent, wonderful company and absolutely the loveliest person you could meet."

Hundreds of people have also taken to the social media site to send condolences to Mr Goldsmith and his family. 

An inquest is expected to be opened in the coming days. 

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