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Ashley Fairley death: Tribute to Portsmouth bike crash girl

The mother of a 20-year-old woman who died in a crash while riding pillion on a motorbike in Portsmouth has said her daughter "had the world in her hands".

Ashley Fairley was fatally injured in the crash involving a bike and a car at the junction of Eastern Road and Airport Service Road on 21 January.

The 27-year-old rider was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed until 24 March.

Cindy Pilmoor said her daughter had recently got married and set up home.

'Hard times'

She said: "Ashley was more than just a daughter to me, she was my soul mate and a beautiful, articulate girl with the whole world in her hands.

"There are no words to describe my loss. It's so heartbreaking to think she had just got her life together and had set up home with her new husband, Kris, with the addition of two beautiful German shepherd puppies, one named after her childhood hero, Buffy.

"I would also like to thank her uncle Rob who has been there for Ashley from day one and helped her through any hard times she encountered."

The crash between the green Kawasaki motorbike and Ford Focus happened just after 18:40 GMT.

The driver of the Focus, a woman in her 40s, was not injured.

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