Rebecca Steer: Family thanks community for support after death

THE family of Powys woman Rebecca Steer, 22, who tragically died after being hit by a vehicle in Oswestry last week, have thanked the community from the bottom of their hearts for their support.

Liverpool John Moores University student from Llanymynech died in the early hours of Sunday October 9 after being hit by a car outside Grill Out in Willow Street.

27-year-old Stephen McHugh was charged with murder in connection with her death and appeared in court last week.

A fundraiser was launched immediately to support the family by Llanymynech Helping Hands which closed with around £9,000.

Now his family has spoken out to thank locals for their support.

They said: “We would like to convey our sincere thanks and immense gratitude for the compassion and support shown to us following the tragic passing of our daughter, Becca.

“The support of the community has provided our family with so much strength and comfort in the most tragic circumstances imaginable.

“The kindness shown to our family and to Becca is truly extraordinary.”

In a statement following her death last Sunday, Ms Steer’s family said: “We are all completely devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter Rebecca.

“She always had a smile and a laugh that made everyone love her.

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“She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family.

“She was the best daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend one could ask for.

“Rest in peace beautiful girl.”

His family have asked that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.

McHugh is expected to enter a plea next month when he appears at Stafford Crown Court.

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