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Tributes to Cheltenham teenager Kayleigh-Anne Palmer

Kayleigh-Anne Palmer
Kayleigh Palmer died in hospital three days after being admitted

The family of a pregnant girl who died after being assaulted in Cheltenham has paid tribute to her.

Kayleigh-Anne Palmer, 16, was found at a house in Humber Road on Wednesday. She was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and put into an induced coma but died on Saturday.

Kayleigh-Anne's mother Helen Bage said she was "beautiful inside and out".

Her father Dean Palmer said he was "devastated" Kayleigh-Anne "won't ever get the chance to hold her baby".

'Our beautiful Kay'

Her grandparents Michael and Carole Bage said they were "privileged to be a part of her life".

They said "nothing is more precious than all the memories we hold dear of our beautiful Kay who was so very special to us".

Kayleigh-Anne's boyfriend Aston Robinson, 18, of Humber Road, Cheltenham, has been charged with attempted murder and remanded in custody.

Police said they were considering further charges in connection with the death.

Mr Robinson is due to appear at Gloucester Crown Court on 9 May.

Gloucestershire Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because of "previous contact" between the force and Kayleigh-Anne.

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