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TRIBUTES have been paid to a “kind and loving” woman, who died after being stabbed at her home in Rutland.

Emma Wolfenden, suffered serious injuries in the incident following the attack by 48-year-old Robert Truscott at her home in Oakham last January 21.

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Ms Wolfenden, who knew Truscott, was taken to hospital where she remained for three months undergoing treatment and surgery before being discharged in April. Truscott was charged with attempted murder shortly after the incident.

In June 2021, Ms Wolfenden, 37, sadly died at her home. Following a post mortem examination, it was found the cause of Ms Wolfenden’s death was not directly linked to the injuries caused by Truscott. He remained charged with attempted murder.

Following a trial yesterday at Leicester Crown Court (January 13), Truscott, of Lowther Close, Langham, Oakham, was yesterday found guilty of the offence. He was also found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm to a man who was also at the property at the time of the incident.

Following the trial verdict, the family of Emma Wolfenden paid tribute to her, describing her “kind and loving” character.

“Emma spent most of her life in Rutland and touched a lot of lives during her life,” said her older brother Charles.

“The attendance at her funeral and the tributes and messages we received following her death showed this. It was very humbling and a testament to how loved she was.

“Emma was a kind and loving person,” he continued.

“During her life, she worked as a carer for disadvantaged children for many years and also worked with people battling substance abuse. She was also due to start a qualification in social care.

“Emma also had a great sense of humour and would light up any room she walked into. She loved listening to music, played the oboe and also enjoyed horse riding.

“After being discharged from hospital in April, Emma had been determined to keep moving forward with her life and to make a quick recovery. As a family, we were left devastated by her tragic death.

“Emma – you will forever be in our memories. We will never forget you and the happiness and joy you brought not only to our lives but to the lives of many others too.”

Truscott has since been remanded into custody and is due to be sentenced on Friday, February 4.

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