Tributes paid to 'wonderful' Chesterfield mum allegedly murdered in Nottinghamshire village

Tributes have been paid to a ‘lovely’ mum from the Chesterfield area who was allegedly murdered in a Nottinghamshire village over the weekend.

By Michael Broomhead
Friday, 31st July 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 31st July 2020, 8:53 am

Dawn Fletcher, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene on Alfreton Road in Selston on Saturday night – after police were called amid reports of a crash involving a van and a woman.

Flowers, teddy bears and written tributes have since been left at the site of the tragedy.

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Flowers and tributes left at the scene of the tragic incident on Alfreton Road, Selston. Pictures and video by Brian Eyre.

One note reads: “You will always be missed, you will always be loved and you will never be forgotten.

“Heaven has gained an angel.”

Another says: “You were the most wonderful, beautiful, nicest person.”

“I love you to the moon and back,” another states.

Dawn Fletcher was 32-years-old.

Tributes have also been paid to Dawn on our Facebook page.

Christine Turner said: “RIP Dawn – you were a lovely, kind and caring person.

“It was a pleasure to have known you.”

Diane Atkinson said: “RIP Dawn – such a lovely person.”

Michelle Siddall said: “I still can’t believe you’re gone.

“Sleep tight beautiful Dawn.”

Debbie Kerry added: “RIP Dawn – so sad.

"My heart goes out to your children and your family.”

On Tuesday, Nottinghamshire Police confirmed that Ashley Tinklin, 37, of Recreation Street, Selston, had been charged with murder in connection with the incident.

He appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday and denied murder.

His trial is set to start on January 18, 2021. It is expected to last for two to three weeks.

After the incident, Detective Inspector Richard Monk, of Nottinghamshire Police, said Dawn’s family was being supported by specially trained officers.

He added: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or may have information to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“Any information you have, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, could play a role in helping us understand what happened.”

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 723 of July 25.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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