Remembering Chloe Cockton for milestone 21st birthday

Date published: 01 December 2020

As we mark what would have been Chloe Cockton’s 21st birthday, the local community has remembered the teen, who was tragically killed by a dangerous driver in July 2016.

Chloe was sadly killed when she was just 16, after the car she was a passenger in crashed at the junction of Bury Road and Mellor Street after travelling well above the speed limit on the wrong side of the road.

Chloe, who had aspirations of a career in law, would have turned 21 on 26 November.

Chloe’s mum, Michelle Connolly said: “I would love to thank everyone for all of their continued support for us as a family and for always remembering our beautiful daughter Chloe - her family, friends, school teachers and everyone that messaged us, sent gifts, flowers and cards, prayers and love for her and us.

“It really does make us so proud to call her ours: Chloe was a very rare diamond, a special young woman who definitely has never been forgotten - and she never will be.”

Numerous tributes wishing Chloe a “happy 21st heavenly birthday” have been paid on social media, whilst balloons and flowers have been laid around her grave.

Flowers were also laid on Chloe’s memorial bench at St Cuthbert’s RC High School – where she had been a pupil – to mark the milestone occasion. The bench was installed in Chloe’s memory in 2017.

A representative for the school said: “We remember in our thoughts and prayers this week the family and friends of Chloe Cockton, gone, but never forgotten.”

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