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Tributes paid to mother and daughter killed in Devon

Tributes have been paid to a "doting" mother and "larger-than-life" daughter who were killed after being struck by a car in Devon this weekend.

Destiny Harrison, 24, and five-year-old Linnea Harrison were hit by a Nissan Qashqai on Victoria Road, Plymouth, on Sunday morning, police said.

The pedestrians were both taken to hospital with serious injuries and later died.

A statement from their loved ones issued to Devon and Cornwall Police on Monday said: "It's with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected and devastating loss of Destiny Harrison and of Linnea Harrison who passed yesterday, together.

"Destiny, a beautiful, strong young woman who was the doting mother to the larger-than-life Linnea who never failed to make you smile.

"Our family will never be the same without you two. Words will never express how much we all miss you both.

"Sleep tight angels. You'll never be forgotten.

"We love you. Always and forever."

Paramedics, the fire service and police attended the incident.

The force said a 74-year-old woman from Plymouth has been released under investigation after she was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

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Sergeant Troy Bennett, who is leading the probe, said: "Specialist officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Team are investigating the circumstances of this tragic collision.

"We would urge anyone with any information or footage from dash cams or doorbells to contact us."

The family has requested privacy "to grieve and come to terms with their loss", police added.