The family of Nicola Cross have released a heartfelt tribute to the mother-of-two who was murdered in her own home on Monday night.
Releasing the tribute through Herts Police, the Cross family said: “Our Nikki is the heart and soul of our family.
“She was kind, generous, brave and incredibly talented.
“The most beautiful person inside and out, Nikki was the perfect wife and the most amazing mummy.
“She installed core belief in our children to never give up and we will continue what she has built, which is a solid loving family who will remember her with undying love.
“We would all appreciate if you could respect our privacy at this traumatic and difficult time, so we can begin to come to terms with the tragic, untimely loss of our beloved Nikki.”
> Marcin Porczynksi, 23, has been charged with Mrs Cross’ murder and will appear before St Albans Crown Court tomorrow (Friday, September 18) for a preliminary hearing.
He has been remanded into custody.