Family pays tribute to alleged murder victim Angela Ward

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A heartfelt tribute has been paid to alleged murder victim Angela Ward, who died in Ilkeston over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The family of the 27-year-old, who was found injured at her flat on Critchley Street in Ilkeston on Sunday, issued a statement and photograph through Derbyshire Police.

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 Ward 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.

He was due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court today (Wednesday May 7) for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information that could help police with their investigation can call 101 or call the free and confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.