The mother of a woman who died in Hereford last month has paid tribute to her best friend and daughter.

Charlotte Holland (Savage), 20, died at an address in Green Street on Sunday, July 17.

Charlotte’s mother Gaynor has since paid tribute to her "beautiful, funny, caring and loving daughter", her "precious baby girl Charlotte".

“As a mother, I never ever expected to have to write something so tragic and heart-breaking as this – my heart is in pieces, and I know many of you who knew Charlotte loved her dearly," she said.

“As most of you know by now my beautiful daughter Charlotte passed away in what I can only describe as completely devastating circumstances.

“The heartache I am enduring at this awful time knows no boundaries. I still cannot and don’t think I ever will accept the loss of my baby girl and best friend.

“We respectfully request that we are allowed to grieve in private as a family at this difficult time.”

Officers were called to Green Street in Hereford shortly after 5am on Sunday, July 17, following a report of a concern for safety.

On arrival, it was found that Charlotte had sustained unexplained injuries and sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder but has since been released on police bail as police investigations continue.

Police remained in the street, near Ledbury Road, for more than five days after the suspected murdered.