THE family of a woman who died after a collision in Cent on Christmas Day have paid tribute to her, speaking of their "devastation".

Michelle Clifton, 41, from Malvern, was driving a Ford Fiesta which collided with another car on the A450 Worcester Road, near Barnett Hill garden centre, at about 2.40pm on December 25.

She was discharged after being treated in hospital for a broken arm and bruising but collapsed and died at home on the afternoon of December 27.

She worked at a care home in her home town where she had been on suty during the morning on Christmas Day. After her shift she was on her way back to her partner and family when the collision occurred.

A statement released by her family said: "She was a loving and caring woman and always had a smile on her face, making everyone laugh. Michelle loved spending her time with all of her family but her biggest hobby when she was younger was being part of Malvern Lynx Marching Band as their tipper drummer. She also enjoyed taking part in competitions with the band."

Her siste, Karen Brimmell, who also lives in Malvern, said: "We are absolutely devestated and in total shock she has been taken away from us at such a young age."

Her partner of seven years, Michelle Oakley, said: "Shelly was the youngest of five siblings and was a loving auntie to 13 nieces and nephews and great auntie to two.

"She had lived in Malvern for the majority of her life apart from a period when she was in South Wales. Shelly was a fun and entertaining character who would always put a smile on your face with her wacky impersonations, silly voices and her crazy dancing."

Ms Clifton's niece Laura added: "We are devastated Shelly is no longer with us and her death has come as a big shock. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family and anyone else who knew her."

The funeral will be held at Christ Church, Malvern, on Monday, January 20, at noon.