First picture of woman, 55, murdered as heartbroken family pay tribute to 'bright, bubbly girl'

Sally Elizabeth Cavender, 55, from Sawston, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in a critical condition after emergency services were called to a property in Lamb Drove in Cambourne at 1.35am.

She died on Wednesday afternoon after her condition deteriorated.

In a statement, her family said today: "Sally was a much-loved daughter and sister and we are all very shocked and saddened by this turn of events.

"As her family we want to remember her as a bright, bubbly girl, who loved to travel and go to concerts and was full of laughter and fun.

"Sally didn't have any children, but her mum, brother, sister and extended family are all supporting each other.

"While we understand the media interest, we please ask for privacy so that, as a family, we can grieve at this very difficult time.

"We would like to thank the paramedics and staff at the intensive care unit for all their attempts to save her life, and we have every confidence in the ongoing police investigation."

Robert Simpson-Scott, 43, of Lamb Drove, Cambourne, has been charged with Sally's murder and the attempted murder of a man in connection with the same incident.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Cambridge Magistrates' Court.

A post mortem examination is due to take place this morning at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

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