Tributes paid to 'inspirational' Mary

WITHIN 24 hours of the alleged murder, Mary Griffiths' Facebook page was flooded with condolence messages from shocked friends and family.

WITHIN 24 hours of the alleged murder, Mary Griffiths' Facebook page was flooded with condolence messages from shocked friends and family.

“Inspirational” and “bubbly” were two common words used in dozens of glowing tributes on the social networking site.

Many passed their sympathies to Ms Griffiths' children.

Among the tributes left on her personal page, brother Martin Ryan wrote: “To my little sister, I am in tears right now writing this. I love you so much, I didn't believe this was happening until I went on to your page. I will miss you so much. I can't write anymore love you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Rip.”

Another sibling, Louise Scannell, believed to be from Ireland, said the family was “inconsolable” and described Ms Griffiths as an angel.

Other friends paid tribute to Ms Griffiths' beautiful personality and described her as an amazing and friendly woman.

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One wrote: “Words can't describe the pain and suffering Mary's daughters, family and close friends are feeling right now after this tragedy.

“Why take this soul away from us who gave so much love and kindness out to everybody? Mary, I hope the love everybody has for you will reach you wherever you are at present.”

Another said: “Like so many others who were blessed to have known Emmy (Mary), I am truly stunned, numb and saddened to have lost such a special friend.

“Our sympathies go to her beautiful little girls and family. Always in our hearts and thoughts. We will miss you so much. May justice be served.”

Another friend wrote: “Gone from our sight but not from our hearts. My heart is with your family and your girls. Your energy and infectious smile will live on in all of us.”

While one said: “A beautiful woman, friend and mother with the most beautiful personality. This tragic loss will have a profound affect on anybody that has ever met you, rest in peace.”

Sending a message yesterday afternoon, one wrote: “Mary, I shall always remember that last hug on your doorstep. Please forgive me. I felt I let you down after your cry for help.”