An Aberdeen woman allegedly murdered in an Angus flat has been described as “truly one of a kind”.
Neomi Smith died after being found seriously injured at a property in Brechin at about 1.30am on Sunday.
Yesterday, police confirmed a 23-year-old man had been charged with her murder. He will appear at Forfar Sheriff Court today.
Floral tributes have been left outside the property, describing Miss Smith as a “lovely, caring girl”.
And tributes flooded in online for the former barmaid, who lived in the Sheddocksley area of Aberdeen.
One friend, Steph Kemlo, wrote: “Still can’t believe it.
“You were truly one of a kind.
“We will all miss you.”
Another, Kirsty McLeish, posted: “RIP my beautiful girl.
“I’m so glad I have amazing memories to remember you by and I (will) love you forever.”
And Donna Bowen wrote: “I will miss your banter and cheery smile.
“(You had) such a caring heart. Until we meet again.”
Jennifer Alexander added: ““You were a lovely lass and we are all truly saddened at work.”
Avril Barnett said: “Beautiful soul and a beautiful girl.
“Will remember you with such fondness – heartbreaking.”
Yesterday afternoon, police moved to reassure residents that there was no danger to others in the area.
Detective Inspector Ross Fitzgerald, of the major investigation team, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with Neomi’s family and friends at this difficult time.
“I would like to stress that we are treating this incident as isolated and I would like to thank
Officers cordoned off Swan Street and the surrounding areas as they carried out their investigation, and stood guard at a lane at the back of the flat.
Floral tributes were left for “Auntie Neomi”.
One read: “You will be missed so much, you didn’t deserve this.
“Such a lovely, caring girl. I’ll never forget you.”