Tributes have been paid to a “diamond” woman who died after being subject to a “brutal, sustained attack” at a house in West Lothian.
Aimee Jane Cannon, 26, was pronounced dead at a property on Learmonth Crescent, West Calder, at around 6.35pm on Saturday, May 7, after being found with a number of serious injuries.
A 25-year-old man has since been arrested in connection with the death as enquiries remain ongoing.
Friend Shannan Jai said Aimee’s death will be “felt throughout the whole of the community”.
She told STV News: “She was the life and soul of any party. Aimee had a heart of gold and an infectious laugh.
“Anytime we were together she had me in fits of laughter, she was so funny and didn’t even know it just by being herself.
“West Lothian has lost a diamond of a girl.
“Aimee left her mark wherever she went, and nobody will forget her. I will cherish the memories we have until we meet again. Fly high princess.”
Another friend, Jadelee Smith, said: “Our beloved friend Aimee. Your life here on earth was just beginning for you and the kids.
“I just can’t believe you are gone forever, missing you so much and I pray you knew how loved you were by all of us. Sleep tight my angel in the sky.”
Glo tanning & Beauty, the salon where Ms Cannon worked, shared a message on social media page saying they were “heartbroken”.
The post read: “I would like to thank every single one of you for all your messages. Your support means so much at this very heart-breaking time.
“I have passed all these messages on to Aimee’s devastated Family.
“Aimee was very much-loved part of our team here at Glo tanning & Beauty. We are going to miss our girly chats and lots of belly giggles. That laughter will stay with us forever.
“We will be back open today, and we will try get through these extremely hard days the best we possibly can.”
Scott Arthur, Labour councillor for Colinton, Oxgangs and Fairmilehead, said the death was “tragic”.
He said: “[Aimee] was a much loved mum of two who worked at Glo Tanning & Beauty in my ward.
“The police have confirmed that a man has been arrested in connection with her brutal murder. If found guilty, I hope he feels the full force of the law.
“This year the House of Commons listened in silence for almost six minutes as the names of more than 120 women killed were read out.
“This is utterly senseless, and it is tragic that Aimee will be on that list next year.”