Sussex

Family of Sussex stab victim Shehla Baig pay tribute

Police officer in Woodfield Road, Crawley
Image caption Ms Baig was found in a car outside her home on 16 November

The family of a computer science graduate who died after being repeatedly stabbed in a car have said she was "adored by all who knew her".

Shehla Baig, 27, of Crawley, West Sussex, was found with fatal injuries outside her home on 16 November.

In a statement, the family said the classroom assistant was "beautiful, charming and loving".

A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

A 51-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with Ms Baig's death has been released on bail until 25 January.

"With a cheery personality, wonderful sense of humour and infectious smile, she brightened our lives and hearts and was adored by all who knew her," the statement read.

"Underlying her easy demeanour was a calm confidence, understated determination, immense generosity and resourcefulness born of self-belief and strength of faith.

"And it is these memories of a short but full and generous life that we will cherish."

Ms Baig graduated with a degree in computer sciences and married in 2007. She was the second youngest of five children.

Her parents spend most of their time in Pakistan, where they run property and other businesses.

In a further statement, her mother said: "Shehla's untimely and brutal death has left a hole in my heart".

Ms Baig was was found in a Volkswagen Passat estate car outside her home in Woodfield Road.

Sussex Police have said the victim and the arrested men were known to each other.

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