he mother of a young girl killed in a hit-and-run in Walsall has said her “soul is aching” after losing her “star”.
Tsvetelina Selezneva paid tribute to her daughter Katnis, seven, who was hit by a motorcycle at Turnstone Road in Blakenall shortly after 7pm on Thursday.
Katnis was found with critical injuries and was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, but later died.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested after the incident. He remains in custody.
Paying tribute to Katnis in a Facebook post, her mother said that her “heart is bleeding”.
“God took her away too young and fragile,” she said.
“I don’t have strength and I don’t want to say goodbye to you, my star.
“How to let you go, my heart is bleeding, my soul is aching.”
Flowers, balloons and stuffed toys were left at the scene of the crash on Friday.
Dozens of bunches of brightly-coloured bouquets paid tribute to the girl, with one reading: “I will remember your beautiful soul forever. Thinking and praying for your family.”
Another says: “Rest in peace beautiful girl.”
A steady stream of emotional people have been visiting the scene to add their own tributes and comfort each other.