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Bethany Fields: Tributes paid to Huddersfield street victim

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Image caption Bethany Fields, 21, was described as much loved and respected

The family of a woman who died after being found injured in a town street have described her as a "kind, giving, and loving daughter".

Bethany Fields, 21, died at the scene in Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield, on Thursday evening.

Paul Crowther, 35, of Elm Way in Birstall, has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Her family said Ms Fields had a "wonderfully pleasant nature" and had a bright future ahead of her.

In a statement, they said: "A daughter, who any parent would have been proud of, much loved and respected by all; family, friends, work colleagues and fellow students.

"Bethany had a bright future ahead of her."

They said she was studying environmental geography at university and had travelled to Iceland to study the effects of glacial melts on the environment and to the Canary Islands to study volcanoes.

"She was musically gifted, starting on a music mentoring course and gradually during the holidays working at a studio," they said.

She also worked with a charitable organisation for people with physical and learning difficulties.

"Bethany had a wonderfully pleasant nature, with a love of nature, plants and animals.

"She will be sadly missed, but never forgotten, forever in our hearts and thoughts.

"Heaven has gained the brightest star of them all," they said.

Mr Crowther was remanded in custody by Leeds Magistrates Court. He will appear before Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday.

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