Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council pays tribute to former councillor who died in street with head injuries

PUBLISHED: 13:06 29 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:05 29 August 2019

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is flying its flag at half mast today (Aug 29), following the death of former Cllr Louise Lotz. Picture: WHBC.

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is flying its flag at half mast today (Aug 29), following the death of former Cllr Louise Lotz. Picture: WHBC.

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The leader of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has paid tribute to a former councillor from Welwyn Garden City who died after suffering serious head injuries at the weekend.

A woman murdered in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday has been named as Welwyn Hatfield borough councillor Louise Lotz. Picture: Submitted.A woman murdered in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday has been named as Welwyn Hatfield borough councillor Louise Lotz. Picture: Submitted.

Marietta Louise Lotz, who represented Peartree ward from 2008 to 2011, was found collapsed in the street in Fordwich Road just before 8pm on Saturday, having suffered serious head injuries.

READ MORE: Woman who died in Welwyn Garden City from head injuries was Welwyn Hatfield borough councillor

Paramedics attended and the 64-year-old received medical treatment, but sadly died a short while later.

Cllr Tony Kingsbury said the council was "shocked to hear the news of this terrible incident".

READ MORE: Welwyn Garden City woman charged with murder after woman in her 60s dies in street

And speaking on behalf of the council, and in his capacity as leader, he expressed sadness at the passing of the former councillor.

"Our sincere condolences go out to her family and friends at this difficult time," he said.

Debby Foxwell, of Fordwich Road, was charged with murder and aggravated burglary on Sunday evening.

The 40-year-old appeared before Hatfield Remand Court on Monday, and has been remanded in custody to appear before St Albans Crown Court today.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Herts police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting Operation Paragone.

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