Angela died of single stab wound

Anglea Ward, 27.
Anglea Ward, 27.

A single stab wound caused the death of alleged Ilkeston murder victim Angela Ward.

Police confirmed the cause of the 27-year-old’s death after a post mortem this week.

A spokeman for the Derbyshire force said: “We can confirm that Angela Ward died as a result of a single stab wound.”

Angela was found injured at her flat on Critchley Street in Ilkeston on Sunday May 4.

Her family released a heartfelt tribute this week.

In it, they said: “To our much loved daughter, Angela, who will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

“Never forgotten, you were taken too soon from us.

“Love and kisses, mum, dad, brother Paul and all the family.”

After being treated by paramedics at her flat, Angela was rushed to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where she later died.

Ian Meakin, 49, of Critchley Street, has been charged with her murder.

Assistant coroner for Derbyshire, Paul McCandless opened an inquest into her death at Derby Coroner’s Court on Thursday.

The court heard from Det Con Simon Tristram who told how officers and paramedics tried to save her life.

It was revealed that her mother, father and uncle identified her body on the Tuesday following her death.

The inquest was adjourned to a later date.