Tenerife beheading victim from Norfolk

A woman who was beheaded in a Tenerife supermarket was originally from Norwich.

Jennifer Mills-Westley who was stabbed and decapitated in Tenerife was "generous of heart" and "would do anything for anyone", her family have said.

The 60-year-old was killed in a supermarket in the town of Los Cristianos on the island on Friday.

Ms Mills-Westley, a grandmother of five from Norwich, retired to Tenerife after working as a road safety officer at Norfolk County Council.

Her daughter Sarah said in a statement that the family were devastated.

"Mum retired a number of years ago and was fully enjoying her retirement travelling between Tenerife and France where she spent time visiting her daughter and grandchildren, and her other daughter in Norfolk. She was full of life, generous of heart, would do anything for anyone. We now have to find a way of living without her love and light and we would ask at this difficult time for some privacy as we try to come to terms with our loss."

Norfolk County Council leader Derrick Murphy spoke to Heart about the tragedy,

"Jenny was an incredibly well respected member of staff,,,a really, lovely person. Our prayers go out to her family. It must also be a shocking time for people who remember working with her at the county council. Monday is going to be a sombre occasion - we can consider all staff both past and present as part of our wider family - it really does it hits us all."

Bulgarian Deyan Valentinov was arrested by Spanish police on suspicion of Ms Mills-Westley's murder.

The 28-year-old is reportedly homeless and has a history of mental health issues as well as a police record.

Norfolk County Council Leader: Derrick Murphy

Hear From Iain Temperton who worked with Jennifer Mills-Westley

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