A WOMAN who died after suffering stab wounds was a much-loved member of the St Helens Asda supermarket team, who had worked their for 25 years.

Mum-of-three Paula Leather, 56, died at her home address in Tinling Close, Prescot in the early hours of Monday.

She was found with stab wounds and her husband George Leather, 60, of Prescot, was arrested at the scene and charged with murder.

He appeared at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, November 18.

Since the announcement of her death, tributes have come pouring in, including from Asda St Helens, where she worked for 25 years.

A spokesperson for the St Helens store said: "Paula was a much loved member of the team having first joined in 1995 and was well liked by customers and colleagues alike.

"Paula will be sorely missed by everyone at Asda St Helens and our thoughts go out to her family and friends at this incredibly sad time.’’

Others echoed this sentiment on social media.

Karen Kinsey said: "Still in shock and missing you Paula and your lovely smiling face I keep looking for you on the chilled aisle in work rip lovely lady"

Marie Walsh added: "Still in shock, so heartbreaking. A lovely lady who will be so missed by all her workmates.

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"Rest in peace Paula condolences to your family & friends. God bless xx"

Ange Forshaw said: "Absolutely heartbroken and still in shock. She was a kind, lovely, funny lady who will be sadly missed by all her friends at work.

"My heart goes out to her family. RIP lovely lady"

Jakki O'Hare added: "Soooo sorry. To lose anyone is soul destroying but at this time of year makes it that little bit worse... may she rest in peace xxxx"