The family of Ann-Marie Cropper – murdered by her partner Ian Gordon at their home in Southport – have today paid tribute to her.

In a statement they said: “The family of Ann-Marie Cropper would like her to be remembered as a happy, go lucky person.

“She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and auntie who tried to never let life bring her down.  We have lost a big part of our family.

“Throughout the trial and hearing what Ian Gordon put her through has been absolutely heart-breaking and will be for some time to come.

“She meant nothing to him, but meant everything to us.

“She will be forever missed.”


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