Tributes paid to Arnold woman killed on way back from seaside trip with friend

Lara Meldrum, 19, from Arnold, and her friend Jennifer Woodhouse, 18, from the Alfreton area of Derbyshire, were involved in the collision just before 7pm on Friday 17 June.

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Tributes have been paid to an Arnold woman who killed last week on her way back from a trip to the seaside.

Lara Meldrum, 19, from Arnold, and her friend Jennifer Woodhouse, 18, from the Alfreton area of Derbyshire, were involved in the collision just before 7pm on Friday 17 June.

TRIBUTES: Lara Meldrum

Lara’s family said the friends had “planned a summer of fun” before starting university in September.

Lincolnshire Police is now appealing for any witnesses to Friday’s crash.

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In a statement Lara’s family said: “Friends to the end. Having finished their A Level exams, Lara and Jennifer had a summer of fun ahead before they headed off together to study at Sheffield Hallam University in September.

“A day trip to the seaside ended so tragically.”

“Always at the centre of the fun and with a great sense of adventure we always said she lived life in ‘Lara Time in Lara World’,” the added.

“We will miss her jumping on our bed every night to chat before we slept. We will miss her taking days to bring her washing and dishes down,” they added.

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Lara played for Nottingham ice hockey club and worked in a fast-food restaurant.

Officers would still like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have dashcam footage of the collision. If you can help, you can call 101 or email [email protected] quoting incident 402 of 17 June.

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