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Sally Hodkin's family pay tribute after Bexleyheath killer Nicola Edgington found guilty of murder

PUBLISHED: 17:29 07 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:29 07 February 2013

Sally Hodkin

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Sally Hodkin's family have paid tribute to her as her killer Nicola Edgington was found guilty at the Old Bailey.

A joint statement read: “Sally was a loving, caring wife, fantastic mother and grandmother and terrific friend.

“There is not a day that goes by when we do not think about her, she is sorely missed by all that knew her. It has been extremely difficult as a family to sit in court for the last five weeks and hear the evidence unfold in this case.

“We cannot quite understand how or why Nicola Edgington was released back into society so soon after killing her own mother.

“Sally did not know Nicola Edgington, had never met her before, yet was horrifically murdered for no apparent reason.”

Investigating officer Det Ch Insp Graeme Gwyn, of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command, added: “For Sally Hodkin her day had started out like any other, she too was making her way into work, when she suffered a violent death at the hands of Nicola Edgington. Sally’s family has had to endure the painstaking details of the death of their loved one and they have shown great dignity during this trial, having attended court every day.

“Sally’s death has understandably had a huge effect on her family and I hope that today’s verdict will help in some small way to alleviate some of their heartache. “I would like to personally thank the witnesses who came forward to help us with this case as their assistance has helped us to secure today’s verdict and hopefully this will bringing some form of closure for those affected.”

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