They had asked for measures to be taken about the area before the tragedy occurred.
Following the murder, residents called for improved security in the area, but Rossendale Borough Council said park rangers would be too expensive.
A 15-year-old witness told police: "They were running over and just kicking her in the head and jumping up and down on her head".
One witness used a mobile phone to call for emergency services saying: "We need...
Plays, films, art and books have covered the issues surrounding the murder.