A family have today paid tributes to a mother of one who was found yesterday in the early hours with serious injuries who later sadly died in hospital who is now the centre of a murder investigation.
Mother of one Jamie Smith aged 23 from Portsmouth was found with serious injuries close to a children’s play park in Buckingham Street, Portsmouth shortly after 4am yesterday, she was taken to hospital with serious injuries but later died. Subsequently a 24 year old Havant man has been arrested for suspicion of murder who is under investigation and remains in police custody at this time.
Jamie’s older sibling Jodie Tucker has since setup a Go Fund Me to help with funeral costs and has paid tribute to her younger sibling. The fundraiser has a goal of £5,000 target which has already been flooded with donations and has past £2000.
“Beautiful” mother-one-one Jamie Smith, 23, was found with serious injuries by tower block Chandos Rise in Buckingham Street, close to the city centre, around 4am before later dying of her injuries. A 24-year-old man from Havant has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Now Jamie’s older sister Jodie Tucker has launched a fundraiser on Go Fund Me to help with funeral costs and pay tribute to her younger sibling. The fundraiser had nearly £2,000 of its £5,000 target within just two hours at the time of writing.
The touching heartbroken post said: “Hi my name is Jodie, my little sister jamie was tragically taken from us in the worst way, losing her life at the hands of another, this beautiful precious soul taken at the age of just 23, she leaves behind a daughter just four years old and an entire family that will forever be heartbroken. I would like to help my mum give Jamie the best send off possible. If you can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated.”
As previously reported, a police spokesman said Jamie was found with serious injuries before sadly dying. “She was taken to hospital in a critical condition and subsequently died from her injuries. Her family has been informed,” the spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said on Thursday evening.
“We remain at the scene conducting enquiries into the circumstances of the incident. Buckingham Street is currently closed to allow for enquiries to take place. A 24-year-old man from Havant has been arrested on suspicion of murder as part of our investigation. He remains in custody at this time.”
To donate go to: www.gofundme.com/f/hy9as-jamie-smith