Prayers for Norwich grandmother Jennifer Mills-Westley murdered in Tenerife

Prayers have been said for the family of Norwich grandmother Jennifer Mills-Westley who was brutally murdered in Tenerife.

Former Norfolk County Council road safety officer Mrs Mills-Westley, who was viciously stabbed and decapitated in an attack at a shop in the popular holiday resort of Los Cristianos on Friday, lived in Hellesdon before she went to Tenerife.

The Hellesdon community has been rocked by the tragedy with even those that did not know Mrs Mills-Westley personally still in a state of shock.

Enid Jones-Blackett, former curate of the Hellesdon churches, has said prayers for the community and for the family of Mrs Mills-Westley at a holy communion service at St Mary's Church, Low Road, Hellesdon.

She said: 'Lots of people in Hellesdon have approached me who have known her or who didn't know her but who feel upset by what's happened to one of our community.

'It's traumatic because it's her community it hits home and has made a lot of people upset. We're concerned that the family have to have privacy and we didn't want to be intrusive, but we said a special prayer.'

In the days since Mrs Mills-Wetley's tragic death, former colleagues and friends, including those living in Saracen Road, where she used to live in Hellesdon, have paid tribute to the 60-year-old grandmother-of-five.

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Mrs Mills-Westley's family, including daughter Sarah Mears, from Newton St Faith, have paid tribute to the 'generous support' they have received following the brutal killing.

Following the killing 28-year-old Bulgarian Deyan Valentinov Deyanov was arrested on suspicion of her murder. He appeared in court on Sunday and was remanded to the prison Tenerife II. He is currently said to be in the psychiatric unit of the prison.