THE family of Sarah Hopkins who was found dead near Upton Fire Station say they are "heartbroken" and "absolutely devastated".

Sarah Hopkins’ body was found in Causeway Lane, sometime after 8am on Saturday.

In a statement released this morning with a new picture of Sarah, her family said: “We are absolutely devastated to announce that Sarah was taken from us at just 25-years-old.

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"Sarah was a popular, well known and well liked member of Upton-upon-Severn's community and she will be so sorely missed.

"Sarah was a bright, funny and intelligent girl with a beautifully sarcastic sense of humour. Sarah loved being bold and colourful and expressed it through her clothes and body art.

"She was passionate about animals and loved and absolutely adored her ‘doggos’!

"It is tragic to know that Sarah was at the beginning a fresh positive chapter in her life having recently started a wonderful new relationship.

"We are heartbroken and will miss Sarah always.”