A devastated mum has paid tribute to her and her partner's “perfect” daughter, who died from cancer aged just eight-and-a-half months.

Indi-Rose Byford, who lived with her family in Medlar Close, Witham, passed away in her parents’ arms last Monday, following months of chemotherapy.

Mum Sharne Stanley, 26, discovered that Indi-Rose was suffering from an aggressive tumour, which twisted around her spine, after she stopped moving her legs.

Care worker Miss Stanley, said: “She was a very bubbly, happy girl - a little angel.”

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