THE family of Ann Maguire have paid tribute to the Wigan-born teacher on the morning a 15-year-old pupil appears in court accused of her murder.
In a statement issued through the police on Thursday morning, family said: “Our beautiful Ann, our shining light, she brightened the world for so many of us.
“A loving wife, the best mother, a treasured sister, a true friend. This horrific happening has robbed us of all of this and so much more. We are devastated. Her selfless, genuine, caring nature will remain with us eternally.
“We are overwhelmed by the support, sympathy and kind tributes we have received, they have been a source of great comfort at this dark time.
“We would ask the media to kindly respect the privacy of family and friends in the coming weeks and months.
“Ann we will love you always, your loving family.”