THE family of Kelly Jobanputra paid tribute to the much-missed mum-of-two.

Her father John Stooke said in a statement: "What we can do now is not dwell on the injustice of this verdict but remember, forever, in our hearts, the bright, exciting, warm and caring Kelly we knew.

"She was an exceptional mother and a true friend to everyone who knew her.

"We will do everything we possibly can to ensure her children Mya and Kishan know well, in their formative years, just what an incredible and courageous person and brilliant mum Kelly was, and how much she truly loved them."

Hundreds of mourners attended a colourful remembrance service at Christ Church in May to celebrate her life.

Friends, family and colleagues shared fondly-remembered anecdotes and memories of their time with the 40-year-old.

Kelly Michelle Anna Jobanputra, nee Stooke, was born on April 23 1979.

She studied journalism at Bournemouth University, wrote for the student union magazine and hosted a student radio show.

Kelly began her career on hospital radio and regularly volunteered at BBC Wiltshire. In 2000, she became a full-time reporter and spent 11 happy years at the station.

In 2007, Kelly left Wiltshire to produce programmes at BBC Radio 6 Music, then briefly returned to her home county in 2009 before working as a bereavement councillor and fundraiser for the Meningitis Trust in Bristol.

She married her partner Vikesh Jobanputra in 2010 and added his name to hers , then worked in PR roles at the National Trust, Arval Vehicle Leasing, Swindon College, Oxford University and the British Computer Society.

She regularly wrote reviews for the Advertiser, wrote on Swindon Web as Mum About Town and freelanced for the website 365 Bristol.

She was preparing to start a new job and organise her 40th birthday party.

She died on April 26 2019.