The schoolgirl who caused a storm when she was snapped lying face-down by a Google Street View camera today claimed: ”I was just playing a joke on my friend.”
Azura Beebeejaun, now 10, said: ”I didn’t know anything about the Google Street View car.
”I fell over while I was playing with my friend and thought it would be funny to play dead.
”I heard a car go past me but had no idea I was having my picture taken, I was just playing a joke on my friend.
”I’m quite chuffed I’m on the internet. It is quite funny and I can’t wait to tell my classmates when I go back to school.”
Mum Saira, 43, a youth counsellor, said: ”It’s all caused such a commotion.
”I understand how some people might have thought the picture looked like a dead body – I just wish she was that quiet all the time.
”A neighbour mentioned the road was on Google Street View and they’d seen a girl lying on the floor.
”As soon as I heard that I knew it was Azura. She’s always playing on the pavement.”