Tributes paid to Kirby Cross crash victim Barbara Cyfrowicz

Barbara Cyfrowicz Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Barbara Cyfrowicz died in a hit-and-run on Boxing Day

Tributes have been paid to a "kind and energetic woman" who died after a hit-and-run crash in Essex.

Barbara Cyfrowicz, 54, was hit by a vehicle in Frinton Road, Kirby Cross, on Boxing Day.

She died in hospital the following day. An 89-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed.

Ms Cyfrowicz, of Bemerton Gardens, Kirby Cross was described by her family as "a friend to so many".

"She was always there for those who needed her and she will be so sadly missed," they said in a statement.

Essex Police are appealing for anyone who saw the crash to come forward.

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