Julie Parkin's family 'utterly devastated' after primary school teacher's fatal stabbing

Tributes to primary school teacher killed in stabbing Credit: ITV News

The family of primary school teacher Julie Parkin has spoken out after she was fatally stabbed in Sunderland.

Relatives have paid tribute to the mother-of-two saying she 'was beautiful inside and out', and 'a perfect child'.

The 39-year-old suffered knife wounds during an attack in Kirkwall Close in the Castletown area in the early hours of 27 June.

Northumbria Police have said Julie, who worked at West Boldon PrimarySchool, died in a 'domestic incident between people who knew each other'.

The school has described her as a 'popular teacher'.

Kirkwall Close, Sunderland Credit: ITV News

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the attack at around 12.10am and remains in custody.