Photo: Virginia Lound

Devastated mother of Virginia Lound has paid tribute to her daughter

The devastated mother of Virginia Lound who was found dead just months after  her brother was stabbed to death has paid tribute to her daughter.

The 28-year-old, known as Gini to her friends and family, was discovered on Sunday night at her shop Five Bury Road in Southport.

Gini’s brother, Salford University student William, 30, was tragically killed at his hall’s of residence in February leaving his family heartbroken.

Paying tribute to her daughter Mo, of Birkdale, Southport, said: “Gini was a bright, kind and incredibly hard working young woman.

“She had recently set up her own business and had put her heart and soul into ensuring it prospered.

“Gini was a driven yet caring human being, who enriched the lives of her family and friends, and she had a very bright future ahead of her.

“She was well known among the local community and will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched.

“I would like to thank friends and neighbours who have offered me their kindness and support at this sad time.”

People turned up in droves today (MON) to leave flowers and cards outside Gini’s shop.

Gini, a former Greenbank High School and KGV pupil, set her business up in October of last year and it was going from strength to strength.

After William death’s she delivered a moving eulogy to a packed congregation at St James Church in Birkdale.

She said: “The world has lost a very able young man who had a lot to give not only in terms of his career but to others whose lives he touched.

“Will was one of life’s nice guys. Granted he could be annoying, but can’t we all. Will was always, even as a very young child, kind, generous and thoughtful.

“Will really did care about the world and other people. My brother was unique and the world is a sadder place without his wit and charm.”

William’s body was discovered on Monday February 8 in his first floor flat at Bramwell Court, on Cannon Street, in Salford, after a man reportedly approached a community support officer to say someone had been killed.

Lee Arnold, 36, of no fixed abode has been charged with William’s murder and is due to stand trial in August.

Mo has said that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of her daughter, who grew up with William at their family home on Bickerton Road.


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