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Family pay tribute to murdered Blackpool teenager Sasha Marsden

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The family of Sasha Marsden have released the following statement:

From Mum and Dad, Jayne (45 yrs) and Gary (40yrs)

“No words can express how we feel. Our beautiful daughter has been taken from us. She was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, great granddaughter, auntie, niece, cousin and girlfriend. She was very much loved and her loss has left a huge gap in all our lives, a gap that can never be filled.

“Sasha was your typical teenager, a fun loving girl who enjoyed spending time with her friends and boyfriend, with her parents being last on the list unless she wanted something or needed a lift somewhere.

“We would ask that we be left alone in private to allow us to come to terms with losing our beautiful precious daughter.”

Sasha’s siblings have also issued the following tributes:

Mark Brett, (24 yrs) brother of Sasha

“She was my little sister and I was so proud of her going to college to do her child care course. She will be missed by all her family and friends.

Katie Brett (21 yrs), sister of Sasha

“She is a gorgeous little lady and knows how to make an impression and when you meet her, you would never forget her. She was an expert wind up merchant and although you might be annoyed with her, you couldn’t stay mad with her for long.”

Gemma Aitchison (26yrs), sister of Sasha

“Cheeky, friendly and stubborn are all things that make Sasha as special as she is and make her overcome anything. She is a beautiful sister and a wonderful and caring Aunty too.

Thomas Nicholl (21 yrs), brother of Sasha

“Sasha was an adorable little sister and was never afraid to put her opinions across no matter what the situation was. She always knew how to make us smile, especially after winding us up. She gave the most amazing cuddles and we will miss her so much.”

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