Hereford & Worcester

Jacqueline Harrison: Tributes paid after assault death

Jackie Harrison
Image caption Police said Ms Harrison had not seen her family for a number of years

The family of woman found dead at her Worcester flat have paid tribute to her on what would have been her birthday.

Jacqueline Harrison's body was found by police in her flat on Gresham Road, on 12 April.

William Joseph Cummins, 51, no fixed abode, was charged with her murder and is due to face trial later this year, West Mercia Police said.

Her daughters Zoe and Danielle said: "You've never been forgotten and will always be loved."

A post-mortem examination revealed Ms Harrison, known as Jackie, had been assaulted.

Police said she was from Pershore and moved to Worcester around ten years ago.

'Wish you peace'

A spokesperson said Ms Harrison struggled with alcohol dependency and led a chaotic lifestyle, which meant she had not seen her family for a number of years.

Ms Harrison's daughters said: "Throughout our lives we've craved your love and support, but now you're safe with the angels above.

"Although you had your demons, you aren't to feel guilty and never to feel worthless. There are many people past and present who care for you and now wish you peace.

"Happy birthday Mum. Sweet dreams."

Ms Harrison, who would have turned 49, leaves behind her father and brother who both still live in Pershore, two adult sons and Zoe who lives in Evesham and Danielle who lives in Walsall.

Her funeral is due to take place on Thursday at Worcester Crematorium where any donations will be made to the Maggs Day Centre for homeless people.

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