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Maths teacher killed when Land Rover slammed into group standing outside Manchester pub 

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Pictured: ‘Most amazing and inspirational’ Maths teacher, killed when Land Rover slammed into group standing outside Manchester pub

  • Laura Hazeldine was at the pub on Friday April 8 when Land Rover hit group
  • She later died in hospital and two men were seriously injured 
  • Jacob Gaskell, 19, appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court on Monday 
  • He was remanded in custody until next court appearance at Bolton Crown Court on May 16

Laura Hazeldine (pictured) was at Fifteens on Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, on Friday April 8 as she was visiting family in Wigan. She tragically died in hospital after the Land Rover hit the group of pedestrians outside the busy venue

Laura Hazeldine (pictured) was at Fifteens on Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, on Friday April 8 as she was visiting family in Wigan. She tragically died in hospital after the Land Rover hit the group of pedestrians outside the busy venue

This is the ‘amazing and inspirational’ Maths teacher who was killed when a Land Rover slammed into a group standing outside a Manchester pub.  

Laura Hazeldine was at Fifteens on Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, on Friday April 8 as she was visiting family in Wigan.

She tragically died in hospital after the Land Rover hit the group of pedestrians outside the busy venue. Two men also suffered serious injuries in the crash. 

Floral tributes and messages from friends and family have been left at the scene.

Family members also paid tribute to the ‘most amazing and inspirational woman to grace the planet’ on social media.

They also thanked emergency services for their work trying to save Ms Hazeldine.   

Her daughter Maggie posted pictures with her mother alongside a message which read: ‘On Friday night I lost my beautiful mother, I wish she was still here to hold my hand and tell me that everything is going to be okay.

‘She was the most amazing and inspirational women to grace the planet, growing up I wish she knew that the woman I most wanted to be was her, she was brave and never let the world dull her kindness, I love you mumma, don’t know how I’m gonna do this without you.’

And Ms Hazeldine’s niece Jade also paid tribute to her, calling her a ‘beautiful soul taken far too soon.’

Her post added:  ‘Cherish every moment you have with your loved ones because you literally never know when it’s gonna be the last time.’

Two men also suffered serious injuries in the crash. Tributes described Ms Hazeldine as a 'beautiful soul taken too soon.' Pictured: Police at the scene on April 8

Two men also suffered serious injuries in the crash. Tributes described Ms Hazeldine as a ‘beautiful soul taken too soon.’ Pictured: Police at the scene on April 8

Ms Hazeldine was a Maths teacher at Ernulf Academy in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, with the school paying tribute to their beloved colleague. A letter sent to parents from the principal Avin Bissoo read: ‘It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of the death of our colleague, Ms Laura Hazeldine, on Friday 9th April.

‘Laura was a much-loved and respected individual who made a huge impact during her time at Ernulf – transitioning from being a teaching assistant to taking on the challenge of becoming a full-time teacher within the newly formed Maths department. She was not just our co-worker but our good friend as well.

‘She was loved and respected by our staff and students; always available to offer a kind word, a smile, or a helping hand. She will be missed immensely. Laura’s death is tragic, untimely, and upsetting. I know that as a school community we will pull together and support each other during this time.’

Jacob Gaskell, 19, appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court on Monday, April 11, charged with various driving offences in relation to Friday's crash. Pictured: The police scene on April 8

 Jacob Gaskell, 19, appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 11, charged with various driving offences in relation to Friday’s crash. Pictured: The police scene on April 8

Students affected by her death will receive support when the school returns from its Easter break.

A commemoration and remembrance service marking Ms Hazeldine’s life will take place in the new term.  

Jacob Gaskell, 19, appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 11, charged with various driving offences in relation to Friday’s crash.

He was remanded in custody ahead of his next appearance at Bolton Crown Court on May 16.  

Pictured: The police scene on April 9 after the crash on Friday April 8

Pictured: The police scene on April 9 after the crash on Friday April 8 

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