Police name woman who died in incident at Ermine Close in Royston

POLICE have named a woman who died at a house in Royston. She was 43-year old Svetlana Olsevka, a native of Lativa who had been living in the UK for four years. She leaves behind a mother, brother, and 22-year old daughter, all whom live in the Daugavpils

POLICE have named a woman who died at a house in Royston.

She was 43-year old Svetlana Olsevka, a native of Lativa who had been living in the UK for four years. She leaves behind a mother, brother, and 22-year old daughter, all whom live in the Daugavpils area of Latvia.

Her family flew over to identify her body this week, and paid tribute to a "loving and devoted mother."

In a statement they said: "She will be deeply missed and her tragic death has had a devastating impact on all our lives."


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Ms Olsevka's body was found at the house in Ermine Close, Royston, in the morning of Tuesday, March 15. A post mortem concluded that she died from internal bleeding caused by injuries to the chest and stomach.

Tomas Navickas, 31, of Ermine Close was arrested at the scene in connection with the incident, and later charged with murder. He has been remandeded in custody and is next due to appear at Luton Crown Court on 7 June. He has yet to enter a plea.

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Formal identification of her body was due to take place two weeks ago, but was delayed by the flight ban caused by the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud.

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