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newly married mum's body found stuffed in suitcase in Yorkshire man arrested on suspicion of murder

Friends have described Dawn as a kind and friendly woman who had helped people in need

Heartbroken friends have paid tribute to a newly-married mum whose body was found dumped in a suitcase near Halifax on Sunday.

The woman, named locally as Dawn Walker, was found dead in the Aysgarth Avenue area of Lightcliffe, near Brighouse.

Devastated friends said Dawn had only got married on Wednesday and had a very young son.

A 45-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her.

He remains in police custody and police are not actively seeking any further suspects in connection with Dawn's death.

Dawn Walker had only been married for a matter of days before her body was discovered

A close friend told YorkshireLive that Dawn was a kind, caring and friendly woman as well as a mother to a little boy.

The friend, who asked not to be named, said Dawn's body had been discovered hidden in a suitcase on a grassed area near Aysgarth Avenue and Nunlea Royd which has been cordoned off by police since.

'She got married on Wednesday and died on Sunday morning,' the friend added.

'Dawn was a sound woman.

'She got married on Wednesday and now this has happened.

'She was found inside a suitcase at the back of some trees.

She had been living on (nearby) Shirley Grove.

'Now a little boy has been left with no mum. I think he's about one or one-and-a-half.'

The friend described Dawn as a kind and friendly woman who had helped people in need.

'She was the soundest person you could meet,' she said. 'She was friendly and generous.

'She once paid for a disabled man's shopping when he was short.'

Family and friends shared their grief at Dawn's death on Facebook, with people calling her a 'beautiful' and 'kind' person.

One woman described Dawn as a 'kind caring soul'.

Neighbours in Nunlea Royd have been left devastated by the news.

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