Tributes paid to Valerie Graves by family

Valerie Graves, 55, who died on December 30 in Bosham'CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

Valerie Graves, 55, who died on December 30 in Bosham'CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

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THE family of a woman murdered in Bosham has been described as a ‘free spirit’.

Valerie Graves, 55, was found dead at a house in Smugglers Lane on Monday morning.

Her family have paid tribute to her this afternoon in a statement, saying: ‘Val was a much loved daughter, sister, mum and nan, who will be sorely missed by the whole family.

‘Val was a free spirit who enjoyed her life and was a talented artist, about to embark on a new path involving ceramics.

‘She was an eternal student, who was always hungry for a new challenge. She had recently moved back to Sussex from Scotland to be closer to her family and we were lucky enough to spend a family Christmas together.

‘This has been a complete shock to the family and we appeal to anyone who has any information, no matter how trivial, to contact Sussex Police.’

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101.

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