Terminally ill girl dies after flying home

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A terminally ill seven-year-old girl who travelled to Mexico for specialist cancer treatment has died two days after returning to Scotland.

Olivia Downie died peacefully in the early hours of yesterday morning. Her family said they were “blessed” to have had her in their lives.

Olivia and her family, from Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire, flew to Mexico earlier this month to get her treatment for neuroblastoma.

While there, she fell seriously ill and her family was told she would need expensive medical treatment on any flight home. Olivia, her mother Lauren and father Steven flew home on a medical plane on Wednesday after a fundraising drive.

In a statement, her parents said: “We were blessed to have had Olivia in our lives and her cheeky smile that shone like a star will be with us forever.”