Tributes To Hemel Collision Victim

17 January 2018, 18:48 | Updated: 17 January 2018, 18:54

Hemel Hempstead Queensway

The family of a woman who died in a collision in Queensway, Hemel Hempstead, have paid tribute to the "life and soul" of their hearts.

Natalie Hastings, 41, from Hemel  Hempstead, was involved in a collision with a grey Volvo on Monday (Jan 15th).

Natalie died in hospital yesterday morning (Tuesday 16th), as a result of her injuries.

In a statement, Natalie’s family have said:

"Natalie was a beautiful soul with a big, big heart, taken far too soon. To the world she was like sunshine on a rainy day. She was the life and soul of our hearts.

The sun won't shine so bright anymore without her in the world. She was an amazing daughter, sister, aunty and granddaughter. To the girl that always put others first, you'll be missed eternally but your memory will always live on. We love you always and forever, your family.”

Murder Charge

Simon Whittle, of Fletcher Way, Hemel Hempstead, has been charged with murder and appeared at Hatfield Remand Court today.

The 48 year-old has been remanded and will next appear at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, January 19. He has also been charged with assaulting a police officer and criminal damage to police property.