Family 'devastated' to have lost 'treasured' teacher

The family of a teacher stabbed to death have said they are "devastated" to have lost "a loving wife, the best mother, a treasured sister, a true friend".

Ann Maguire's family said in a statement: "Our beautiful Ann, our shining light, she brightened the world for so many of us.

Ann Maguire, 61, was fatally stabbed at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds on Monday. Credit: Student handout

"This horrific happening has robbed us of all of this and so much more. We are devastated. Her selfless, genuine, caring nature will remain with us eternally.

"We are overwhelmed by the support, sympathy and kind tributes we have received, they have been a source of great comfort at this dark time.

"Ann we will love you always, your loving family".