A COMMUNITY is in shock after the sudden death of a schoolgirl.

An ambulance rushed 14-year-old Saima Kaduji to Royal Bolton Hospital where she later died.

It is understood her parents called police after she failed to respond to them from the bedroom of her house in Morrison Street, Great Lever, this morning. Police were said to have forced their way into her room around noon.

Tributes after tragic death of 14-year-old Bolton schoolgirl Saima Kaduji

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious.

He added: “I can confirm that a 14-year-old female was taken by ambulance from an address in Morrison Street at Bolton Royal Hospital on Sunday, where she later died.”

Groups of men were gathered outside the house to mourn the death of the teenager.

And neighbours – stunned by the news – were paying tribute to the popular girl.

One, who did not wish to be named, said: "It's very sad. I would not expect to hear this news first thing in the morning. Everyone is shocked that this has happened."

Local Cllr Mohammed Ayub said: “This is very, very sad news. As a parent myself this is a very upsetting thing to hear. "My thoughts are with her friends and family at this sad time.”

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service said: “I can confirm that we were called at 12.13pm on Sunday to an address in Morrison Street.

“An ambulance attended the scene and a patient was taken to Royal Bolton Hospital.”

Bolton Council of Mosques Funeral Twitter account, @BCOMfunerals, tweeted that funeral details will be confirmed.