Statement from Wirral Council Leader, Cllr Paul Stuart
Following the crash involving a school bus, the Leader of Wirral Council, Cllr Paul Stuart, has issued a statement:
"This is a heartbreaking day and my deepest condolences go out to those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy.
"Schools are very close-knit communities and I know this will be devastating for all those affected.
"The council has been providing support and assistance to the schools and families since we were made aware of the incident this morning. We will continue to do whatever we can to help."