A DEVASTATED family says it will “never recover” from the death of a "loving mother" from North Yorkshire.

The body of Angela Rider, from Cawood, near Selby, was discovered at a house in the village.

A man has since been charged with the murder of the 51-year-old property developer.

Adrian Michael Rodi, 49, of Chestnut Road, Cawood, near Selby, initially appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on March 7, when he spoke only to confirm his name, age, address and nationality. He then appeared in Leeds Crown Court on March 8, with the case being adjourned until Wednesday, April 4.

Ms Rider was found in a house on the same road in Cawood in the early hours of March 5.

She attended Ladderbanks Middle School in Baildon, near Bradford, and then went on to Rhodesway Upper in Allerton, Bradford.

Ms Rider worked at the Yorkshire Building Society before she began a successful career in property developing.

She has a daughter, Sara Rider, 26, and was a keen golfer and a lady captain at Rudding Park Golf Club in Harrogate.

Ms Rider’s sister Tracy Mills said her family has been left devastated by her death. She said: “It has broken our family. We will never be the same again.

“She was the centre of our family. We won’t ever recover from this.

“Angela was the most beautiful fantastic mum, a wonderful daughter and the best sister anyone could have wished for. Please can we ask, as a family, to be given the time we need to come to terms with this most devastating loss.

“She left behind a loving mother and step father, her only child Sara and her brother, sister, aunts and her nieces and nephews.

“She was a very beautiful lady with much kindness in her heart and was loved by all who knew her.

“She had flair and style. She was kind and such a genuine caring person. She was very selfless and always wanted to help others.

“She was a solver of problems and a loving mother.”

Ms Rider was described by her sister as a "business lady” who loved buying properties and was very hard working.

“She brought happiness into the room each time she entered one,” she added.

Senior Investigating Officer, DI Steve Menzies, of the Cleveland and North Yorkshire Major Investigation Team, has said the death was an “isolated incident.”

He has appealed to people not to speculate on the case on social media. Anyone who thinks they might have information about the case has been asked to contact police.

People with any information can call police on 101, press two and ask to speak to the Cleveland and North Yorkshire Major Investigation Team.

They can quote reference number 12180037718 when passing on any information to the police. People can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously with any information on 0800 555111.