River Nene van crash woman's family pay tribute

Natalie Scotchford
Image caption Natalie Scotchford was a passenger in the van which crashed into the River Nene

The family of a woman who died after being trapped in a van which crashed into a Cambridgeshire river described her as "popular, caring and loving".

Natalie Scotchford, 19, of Blenheim Road, Ramsey, was a passenger in the van which plunged into the River Nene near the town on 6 July.

In a statement, her family said they were "devastated... at the loss of our beautiful Natalie".

A 22-year-old man arrested in connection has been released on bail.

Although rescuers were able to release Miss Scotchford from the Ford van, which was found upside down in the river, she later died in Peterborough Hospital.

Her family said: "We are exceptionally close... and we will remain united, as we have always been, to support each other through the difficult times ahead."

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites