Mum pays tribute to daughter who died after Portsmouth crash

CRASH VICTIM Ashley Fairley
CRASH VICTIM Ashley Fairley
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THE heartbroken mum of a newlywed who died following a crash has described her daughter as a ‘beautiful, articulate girl.’

Ashley Fairley was riding pillion on a motorbike and was seriously hurt in the collision involving a Ford Focus and a Kawasaki motorbike at the junction of Eastern Road and Airport Service Road in Portsmouth.

The 20-year-old later died in hospital from her injuries.

In a statement, mum Cindy Pilmoor said: ‘Ashley was more than just a daughter to me, she was my soul mate and a beautiful, articulate girl with the whole world in her hands.

‘There are no words to describe my loss. It’s so heartbreaking to think she had just got her life together and had set up home with her new husband Kris, with the addition of two beautiful German Shepherd puppies, one named after her childhood hero Buffy.

‘I would also like to thank her uncle Rob who has been there for Ashley from day one and helped her through any hard times she encountered. RIP my beautiful princess. Love Mum.’

Ashley had been living in Kingsclere Avenue, Leigh Park, until about a month ago when she moved with her husband to Portsmouth.

The pair got married last August.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the crash, which happened shortly before 6.45pm on January 21.

He has been bailed until March.