Devastated mum of tragic girl, 2, says ‘time has stood still’ since her death

Grace Thorpe died in hospital on Wednesday November 11 (Image: Cleveland Police)

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The mum of a toddler who was allegedly murdered says "time has stood still" since the death of her "princess".

Two-year-old Grace Thorpe died in hospital on Wednesday November 11 following an alleged incident in New Marske, near Middlesbrough, the day before.

Adam Jackson, 26, has been charged with murdering the toddler and has appeared in court but is yet to enter a plea.

In a tribute released through Cleveland Police Grace’s mother, Alice Quine, said: "Our beautiful little girl has been gone over a week now and it feels like time has just stood still.

Grace's mum has been left devastated by her sudden death
(Image: Evening Gazette)

"Her beautiful, bright blue eyes and smile will never leave our minds.

"She made such an impact on everybody. Grace was the most amazing, kind, funny and sassy daughter, sister, niece and granddaughter.

"You will never leave our hearts princess and we will speak about you every day. Your memory will always be kept alive.

"Thank you to everyone for their support and help during this extremely difficult time. We appreciate it all, please continue to respect our families’ privacy so we can grieve in peace.

Police at the property where Grace was found seriously injured
(Image: Evening Gazette)

Floral tributes outside a house in New Marske
(Image: Ian Cooper / Teesside Live)

"Sleep tight sweetheart."

Cleveland Police were called to a property on Dale Street, New Marske, on the morning of Tuesday November 10 to a report of an injured child.

The young girl was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment where she died the following day.

On Thursday night, dozens of candles were lit to celebrate the youngster's short life.

Jackson appeared in Teesside Crown Court on Monday accused of murder. He is currently set to stand trial on July 26 next year and was remanded in custody.

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