Family tribute to 'inspirational and beautiful Catherine'

The family of Catherine Wells-Burr said that they are "devastated by the betrayal" of Rafal Nowak who has been found guilty of her murder.

In a statement her family paid tribute to the. "inspirational, amazing, caring, kind, intelligent young woman."

Leanne, Phil and I are here today because of the cruel, callous, wicked, evil and sickening act of murder against "Our beautiful Catherine."

Catherine was an inspirational, amazing, caring, kind, intelligent young woman, who had her whole life ahead of her with so much potential after gaining her First Class Bachelor of Honours Degree in Business Management at Bath Spa University. We were all very proud of her and the person she had become.

The hatred shown to her has truly shocked us, especially the hatred shown by Rafal Nowak, a man who was meant to have loved her.

His betrayal to our family has devastated us. We treated him like a son and family member.

Anna Lagwinowicz has been devious, manipulative and calculating, her actions to create such sickening false profiles of Catherine demonstrate this and as a result these evil people have made us question our judge of character and trust in people - we trust no-one.

Our world as we knew it has fallen apart. Our lives used to be fun, full of laughter and love. We can see no future without "Our Beautiful Catherine". We are heart broken. No prison sentence will ever be enough. In this country life is not life and we feel it should be.

We are the ones facing the life sentence without her.

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Three guilty of Somerset murder

Polish factory worker Rafal Nowak, his secret lover Anna Lagwinowicz and her uncle Tadevsz Dmytryszyn have been found guilty at Bristol Crown Court of murdering 23-year-old Catherine Wells-Burr in Somerset last year.