Tributes are emerging on social media for Scarlett Vickers who sadly died on Geneva Road on Friday, July 5.

A number of people have spoken out on social media to express their sorrow at the awful news.

One post described how she was a "wonderful girl" who many other young people looked up to.

Jack James, deputy member of Darlington Youth Parliament, said: "Saddened to hear about the death of Scarlett Vickers. From what I have seen from many young people in the town I can tell that she was a wonderful girl who was looked up to very much by her friends.

"I send my deepest wishes to all affected by the death of Scarlett."

Shaney Pattison said: "RIP Scarlett, such a cruel world we live in. You will be missed."

Lexie Ashton said: "You're missed Scarlett."

Police and paramedics were called to an address in Geneva Road shortly after 11pm on Friday, July 5.

A Durham Police previously said in a statement: "Sadly, the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

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"Simon Vickers and Sarah Hall, both of Geneva Road, Darlington, have been charged with murder and will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court."

Detective Superintendent Craig Rudd, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “This incident has resulted in the tragic death of a young girl, and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

“I would like to thank the local community for their patience and co-operation while investigative work is still being carried out at the scene, and to reassure residents that we believe this to be an isolated incident.”