Family pay tribute to stabbing victim

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THE family of a woman who was stabbed to death in Durrington have paid tribute to “the most amazing person in every single way”.

Doreen Webb, 64, was found with stab wounds at her home in Avondown Road on Friday.

Emergency services were called to the scene at just after 1.45pm but Mrs Webb died a short while later.

Her husband, Leonard Webb, 68, has been charged with her murder and is due to appear at Winchester Crown Court this afternoon.

The couple were married for almost 45 years and had three sons and six grandchildren.

In a statement, Mrs Webb’s family and friends said: “It is with great sadness, shock and numbness that we find ourselves standing here in this position today. On Friday, April 18, under the most tragic circumstances, our mother and nanny was taken away from us.

“There are few words to describe her as a person; she was simply the best in every way. She raised three challenging boys, often on her own due to our father's army commitments that took him away for long periods.

"She brought up a grandson from a very early age, was also instrumental in the upbringing of a granddaughter and was an integral part of all of our lives. She was the most amazing person in every single way.

"They were happily married for over 44 years and shared so many precious moments together, travelling the world and being around for their family.

"We are all still trying to deal with, and understand, this situation. We do not know if we will ever get the answers we need about what caused this tragic event last Friday.

"We would like to give thanks to the medical team that attended the incident.”

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