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Man charged with murder of 21-year-old woman in Huddersfield

Bethany Fields

Tributes have been paid to a "beautiful, talented, ambitious" student after a man was charged with her murder.

Bethany Fields, who was 21, died following an incident on Fitzwilliam Street in Huddersfield on Thursday.

Paul Crowther, 35, of Elm Way, Birstall, will appear at Huddersfield Magistrates' Court on Monday charged with murder and possessing a bladed article.

The family of Bethany issued a statement paying tribute to her.

It said: "The life of Bethany, who was a beautiful, talented, ambitious, intelligent, kind, giving, and loving daughter, was tragically taken from her.

"A daughter, who any parent would have been proud of, much loved and respected by all – family, friends, work colleagues and fellow students."

Bethany was studying environmental geography and was a gifted musician.

She also worked for a charity helping people with physical and learning difficulties.

The family's statement added: "Bethany had a wonderfully pleasant nature, with a love of nature, plants and animals.

"She will be sadly missed, but never forgotten, forever in our hearts and thoughts."

Heaven has gained the brightest star of them all. Thanks to everyone for the support. It is very much appreciated.