A HEARTFELT tribute has been paid to a 20-year-old woman whose body was found at the weekend.

The body of Aimée Valentine, originally from Bangor on Dee, was found at a block of flats in Ellesmere Port, on Friday.

Today Aimee’s family have spoken out about their terrible loss and extended special thanks to their friends and family for the support they have received at this difficult time.

Their tribute said: “Aimée Ainsworth Valentine was a lively, beautiful, fun-loving young woman who was taken before her time.

“She has left a hole in everybody’s lives but will live on in our hearts forever.

“Aimée attended Maelor School Penley and West Cheshire College and she loved children and spent her time training towards a degree in child psychology.

“It was her dream to help and care for children.

“Aimée spent the last month of her life in Australia where she was the happiest she has ever been and the memories will be cherished forever.”

Tributes have also been posted on social networking site Facebook.

Tracey Rowe says: “R.I.P Aimée, so glad you and your mum had such a wonderful trip to Australia which will be memories she can treasure forever, Angels will look over you now.”

Vicky Cox says: “Rest in peace beautiful girl... you’ll be missed by so many people. My thoughts are with your family.”

A spokesman for Cheshire Police, said: “A 30-year-old man from Ellesmere Port was subsequently arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and possession of controlled drugs.

“He has been granted bail until August 18 pending further investigation into the circumstances of the woman’s death.”