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Family praise courage of attack victim Karen Browne
THE family of a York woman injured in an attack that killed her colleague have praised her courage and thanked the public for their support.
Karen Browne, 23, is keeping her family going with her humour in hospital and the family are crying and laughing together, her mother Lisa said yesterday.
Karen was found seriously wounded eight days ago in a flat in Phoenix Boulevard off Leeman Road, and remains in York Hospital.
Nicole Waterhouse, 32, with whom she worked at Hunters estate agents, was killed in the attack and a man has appeared in court on charges of murder and attempted murder.
Karen’s mother Lisa Browne, who runs Linton Stores in Linton-on-Ouse with her husband Clive, yesterday contacted The Press to praise her daughter and thank friends for their support.
She said: “Karen Browne is the most amazing, strong and inspirational person I have ever come across in my life.
“Since her attack she has managed to keep the family going with her amazing sense of humour. No matter how much pain she is in she always makes us laugh. There are tears, lots of them on both sides, but the strength our family has means we are able to laugh and cry together.
“We as a family would also like to thank everyone for the love and support we have received following this horrific incident. It is extremely humbling and has kept us going through these past few days.”
Former soldier Jeremy Peter Andrew Green, 25, of Popeshead Court in York city centre, has been charged with murder and attempted murder.
He appeared in York Magistrates Court last week and will appear before Leeds Crown Court next month.