Tributes to beloved mum ‘murdered in alleyway’ with head injury as teen, 18, arrested

Tributes have flooded in for a beloved mum who was allegedly murdered in an alleyway last week.

Danielle Norton, also known as Danielle Pinder, was discovered with a life-threatening head injuryat around 8.30pm on Saturday, October 1 in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

She was rushed to hospital but died as a result of her injuries four days later.

Humberside Police has launched a murder investigation and arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder. He remains in the force’s custody.

A woman who was also arrested in connection with the incident has been released under investigation.

Ms Norton had only recently moved to the area, reports Grimsby Live.

One tribute shared on social media said: “Such a beautiful person she was actually an angel and now she’s been taken home.”

Another wrote: “I’ve laid you some flowers but it will never be enough.”

Floral tributes were left at the scene alongside teddy bears and touching messages.

One person left graffiti on a nearby wall with the words: “R.I.P Danielle”.

A Humberside Police spokesperson said: “The victim’s family are currently being supported by specially trained officers and our thoughts are with them at this very sad time.”

Detective Chief Inspector Nicole Elliott, who is leading the investigation, said: “Since the incident, officers have been investigating a number of lines of enquiries to establish how the woman came to sustain her injuries.

“We understand that a tragic incident of this nature will cause shock to the local community.

“Those living in the area will see an increased number of officers over the coming days.

“Our neighbourhood policing team are also in the area providing reassurance to residents and the local community. Please come and speak to us if you have any concerns.

“I encourage anyone with information that may assist with our enquiries who has not already spoken to us, or feels they have more information to give to please come forward.”

Anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage of the area around the time of the incident is urged to contact the force’s non-emergency number on 101, quoting log 31 of 2 October.