An emergency care worker who died after being sexually assaulted by an Uber driver has been remembered by his family
An emergency medical worker who worked for Uber in South Wales has been honoured with a touching tribute.
The body of Fiona Harrison, a 36-year-old mother-of-three, was discovered in a field near Cottam near Leitrim, on Friday.
Her body was later found in a vehicle on the A16 near Ballinagh, which is about an hour’s drive from the Cottams village of Ballinaghat.
“Her family have been absolutely devastated and devastated that she has lost her life,” said her cousin, Peter Williams.
Mr Williams told the WalesOnline that his cousin had suffered from “sexual trauma”.
“She would have had some problems with the job, but she would have loved it,” he said.
He said he believed the driver had taken advantage of a vulnerable woman who was intoxicated, and that her death was “probably preventable”.
“He knew that he could get away with it, but he didn’t,” Mr Williams said.
“I don’t think he should have been able to get away.”
“It’s just heartbreaking to think that he had this chance.”
Mr Harrison was a member of the Ambulance Service, but did not have a specific role.
She was an experienced ambulance driver and was well liked, he said, and the community “is very, very, deeply saddened”.
“She was just a lovely person, she was just an outstanding ambulance driver,” he added.
She was from the town of Cottamas in Southwales, about 30 miles north of Cardiff, but had moved to Ballinagar to work in a private clinic, where she was married and had three children.
A police investigation was launched, and her body was found at a roadside in Ballinac.
Police said they were treating the incident as “suspicious”.
A post-mortem was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, and police have appealed for anyone with information about the case to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.