George Shelley's sister

Police appeal for witnesses after George Shelley's sister dies in tragic car accident

The former Union J star's sister Harriet passed away on Saturday night

Avon and Somerset Police have released a statement to appeal to witnesses to come forward after George Shelley's sister was killed in a tragic car accident last week. Harriet Shelley, 21, suffered head injuries after she was hit by a car on 28 April. The midwifery university student was in a stable condition at Bristol's Southmead hospital, before sadly passing away on Saturday night.


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The collision, which involved a Volkswagen Beetle, is said to have taken place on a busy street where the O2 venue is, along with other popular nightspots. A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "We're appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Bristol. The collision happened on Frogmore Street at approximately 11.45pm on Friday, April 28. A Volkswagen Beetle collided with 21-year-old Harriet Shelley. Sadly, Harriet, from Clevedon, died as a result of the injuries she sustained on Saturday."

STORY: Sister of ex-Union J star George Shelley tragically dies following a car accident

Shortly after Harriet's death was confirmed, George took to Instagram to post a picture of a sunset. Next to the photograph he was inundated with words of sympathy for his loss. One follower told him: "So sorry for your loss George. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you through this horrible time." Another wrote: "My heart breaks for you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss x." A third person simply said: "Sorry for your loss, shine bright Harriet."


Harriet Shelley suffered head injuries after she was hit by a car last week

Just moments after the accident, her mother Toni Harris said no one is to blame, claiming her daughter was "in the wrong place, at the wrong time". Toni told The Sun: "She was hit by a car. She's very poorly but she's stable. Everybody at Southmead Hospital has been amazing, they have been working 24/7 to make sure she is alright. I would like to thank everyone in Clevedon for praying for our daughter. They have been holding church services, Bristol's Buddha centre has also been helping - everybody across different religions have been so amazing."

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