The mother of a woman allegedly murdered after a party has paid tribute to her "star" daughter.
Carie Burns died after allegedly being stabbed with a sword
Carie Burns, 21, who had recently moved to Durham from Cumbria, was the victim of an alleged attack with a sword and was then run over.
Her mother, Tracey Wilson, spoke of her heartbreak at the death, which came only nine months after her husband was killed in a road accident.
Hugh Penrose, 36, of Thomas Street, Blackhill, is accused of murder.
He will appear in court on 24 May.
Miss Burns had moved to Consett from Kendal only a month earlier.
In a statement issued through Durham Police, Mrs Wilson, from Kendal, said: "Carie was my only child and I loved her with all my heart and soul.
"It still hasn't really sunk in yet that I will never see my beautiful, darling daughter again. She had a wicked laugh and a great sense of humour and was full of enthusiasm to live life to the full.
"In a word, she was a star. She had many friends and always tried to see the good in everyone.
"Life has been cruel to this family - my husband, Alan, was killed in a road accident less than nine months ago and now to have Carie so needlessly and suddenly taken away from me, I feel my heart is going to break, how much can one person take?
"All I ask now is for people to respect the family's privacy so we can be left alone to come to terms with this awful tragedy."