The mother of murdered St George teenager Becky Watts has today released a tribute to her daughter and a photograph of her as a baby.
In a statement Tanya Watts said: “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took my beautiful angel into their hearts.
“I have felt unable to say anything about Becky until now as the sense of loss and pain is overwhelming. But throughout this time I have been so touched and comforted by how people, many of whom are complete strangers, have taken the time to express their condolences.
“I feel Becky’s presence all around me. I know that she is up in heaven with her Nanny and Grampy and other people that loved her.
“Thank you to all those people who helped search for Becky and get our angel returned to us. We were able to see each other one last time: I know that she is at peace and can now have the dignity that she deserves.
“I am determined to focus on happy memories of Becky as a beautiful baby and gorgeous girl. I have been going through old photographs and she has a beaming smile in all of them. This is how she should be remembered – for her beauty inside and out.”
Six people have been charged in connection with the case and forensic examinations are ongoing to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the 16-year-old’s death.
Those charged are due before Bristol Crown Court on 26th March.