Tributes for grandmother killed in Buttershaw

rossparry.co.uk/syndication'Collect photo of Mary Byrne who was killed yards away her Bradford home.  Mrs Byrne was paying a private hire vehicle fare when the cab was involved in a two car collision which left her fatally injured.
rossparry.co.uk/syndication'Collect photo of Mary Byrne who was killed yards away her Bradford home. Mrs Byrne was paying a private hire vehicle fare when the cab was involved in a two car collision which left her fatally injured.
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Tributes have been pouring in for a grandmother killed while paying for a taxi.

Mary Byrne, 51, died on Saturday evening after the collision between the taxi and a BMW. Three people were arrested in connection with the incident in Buttershaw.

The grandmother-of-seven was killed just yards from her own front door. She was a cook at the nearby Cooper House nursing home and lived with her partner Alan.

Her eldest daughter Sam Rees, 33, said; “She was a mum, she brought up four children and she loved her grandkids, her children and her mum and dad. Her family was her, that was it.

“She didn’t have hobbies, we were her hobby and any spare moment she had she would spend it with one of us and the grandkids.”

Youngest daughter Sarah Harrison, 31, said: “I had twins, they are only 14 months old and she looked after them on Mondays. She would have been here making them pancakes for their tea.

“Seven grandchildren she had, the eldest being ten, we have been robbed of our mum and our children of their grandmother.”

The crash occurred at 5.16pm on Mandale Road, Buttershaw. The only occupant of the BMW, a 21-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Two other men, aged 19 and 17, have also been arrested on the same charge.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should call 01924 293047.