SPALDING MURDERS: Liz was ‘a warm and loving person’

Liz Edwards. ANL-160419-162311001
Liz Edwards. ANL-160419-162311001
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A 49-year-old midday supervisor at St Paul’s Community Primary School, Spalding, has been remembered as a “warm and loving person who would help anyone with anything”.

Liz Edwards and her teenage daughter Katie (13) were found dead at the home in Dawson Avenue, Spalding, on Friday afternoon, and two youths have subsequently appeared in court charged with their murder.

In a statement on Tuesday, St Paul’s Community Primary School headteacher Kira Nicholls said: “We are shocked and devastated by the dreadfully sad news about Liz and her daughter Katie.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of both Liz and Katie.

“Liz was a valued and popular member of staff at the school where she worked as one of our midday supervisors.

“She also supported our drama and cookery club, our church choir and always helped with BikeAbility Training, no matter what the weather.

“Liz was also an enthusiastic volunteer librarian and, in fact, she actually had so many roles that it would be hard to list them all.

“She was such a big part of our school, a warm and loving person who would help anyone with anything, with a big heart and distinctive laugh.

“The whole school is still trying to come to terms with her loss, but it is an even bigger tragedy for the whole community with the loss of Katie as well.

“She was a kind and thoughtful pupil who used to attend St Paul’s but often came back to help her mum with after school clubs, even though she had moved on to Sir John Gleed School.

“We have, and will continue to provide, support to all our children and staff who are naturally finding this very difficult.

“I wish to thank Lincolnshire Police, who have been incredibly supportive and have provided updates on the investigation, and also Lincolnshire County Council which has supported the whole school community and will continue to do so for time to come.

“Finally, the school recognises that, for our pupils and staff, this will be a very difficult time and we have, and will continue to provide, appropriate support at school for them.”