A YOUNG girl killed when she was hit by a bus has been named.

Caitlin Hunt, nine, from Swindon, died following the crash just before 5.50pm yesterday on Moredon Road close to the junction with Church Walk.

Paramedics and police officers were called but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Insp Paul Hacker from Wiltshire Police said an investigation was under way: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts remain with Caitlyn's family at this time.”

He appealed for witnesses, adding: "At this stage of the investigation, it appears that this was a tragic accident."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Pete Williamson of the serious collision investigation team on 101. Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.