TRIBUTES have been given to a mother who died in a small-town community. The 50-year-old beautician passed away on Sunday in Messingham, North Lincolnshire, and was known locally as Clair Armstrong. Early in the morning, police were called to her address due to allegations of a disturbance.
On suspicion of murder, a 54-year-old male was detained and is still in detention. The mother, who also owned Oliver’s beauty parlor, was well-liked in the North Lincolnshire community.
One family member wrote online: “Rest in peace beautiful my heart is broken, can’t believe my beautiful cousin has gone, what a cruel world.”
“I just can’t believe this has happened right on our doorstep.”
Clair was an accomplished skydiver who frequently participated in jumps at the nearby facility in Hibaldstow.
A second business owner in Messingham added: “Since I’ve only ever seen this kind of thing in the news, I simply cannot believe it. Everything about it is shocking.”
Police confirmed that there will be a cordon at the location for a couple of days.
Assistance from specialized police
Clair’s family has been told of her passing and is receiving assistance from specialized police.
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Appealing to the public, Detective Chief Inspector Simon Vickers said:
“We understand that a tragic incident of this nature will cause shock to the local community, but I would like to reassure people that this is an isolated incident between individuals known to each other with no wider risk to members of the public.
“Those living in the area can expect to see a number of officers over the coming days whilst a scene guard remains in place, and we continue with our investigation.
“I would encourage anyone with information, or anyone with concerns, to please come and speak to us.
“If you would prefer to report information anonymously, you can do so by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Things you should be known about Clair Armstrong:
- Clair Armstrong was a beautician by profession.
- She owned a beauty salon, Oliver.
- She was an animal lover and had a cute pet dog to herself.
- Clair Armstrong was 50 years old.
- She was a mother.