THE family of a 30-year-old woman who died at a home in Andover have paid tribute to their loved one as "the life and soul of the party".

Lucy-Anne Rushton, also known as Lucy, was found injured at a house in Suffolk Road on Sunday, June 23 at 5.30am.

She was later pronounced dead, and detectives launched a murder investigation.

Lucy-Anne's family have today paid tribute to her.

They said: “A beautiful mother, daughter, sister, niece, auntie and friend. Sadly her life was taken away from us all.

“Part of her will always live on through her children. There will never be a day that she isn’t thought about.

“She will be missed enormously by everyone. The life and soul of the party. We are absolutely heartbroken that we will never see her gorgeous face again.

“R.I.P our Angel. We love you Lucy. Never forgotten, always in our hearts. Mum’s wild child.”

A man has been charged in connection with Lucy-Anne's death.

Shaun Peter Dyson, 28, of Bury Hill Close, Andover, was charged with murder and appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday last week.

He is due to enter his plea on September 13 following a hearing at Winchester Crown Court on Friday.