Tributes pour in for ‘Lady G’

Tributes have poured in for a young woman who was killed in Homerton last Thursday night.

Tributes have poured in for a young woman who was killed in Homerton last Thursday night.

Gaynor Bale, 34, was found dead in her home in Anderson Road at about 9.35pm by the London Ambulance Service.

A post mortem gave the cause of death as blunt trauma injury resulting in a ruptured liver and a man has since been charged with her murder.

This week, tributes came in from close friends and users of the social networking site Facebook, where more than 200 people have followed a memorial page.

Her ex-partner of seven years, David Wallace, told the Gazette: “She had so much love inside her.

“She was so unique and quirky, when she was talking to me she’d poke me in my side and ask if I was listening to what she was saying, I loved this girl from day dot.

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“Her killing has taken a part of me away, I can’t focus properly.”

Ms Bale worked as part of the household had as a on the wards of St Joseph’s Hospice in Mare Street, Hackney for 15 years.

“Everyone at the hospice is deeply saddened by her sudden death,” said a spokesman.

On Facebook, many expressed shock at her sudden death. She is referred to affectionately as Lady G because of a tattoo, and her friends and family have shared photos and memories of her to “remember how full of happiness we were when in her company”.

Mr Wallace’s girlfriend Dorothy Boyland posted that Ms Bale will be missed by so many: “The posts on this page show just how much she touched people’s lives, even people who barely knew her.”

She continued: “To say I am gutted is an understatement, I still can’t look at her photo without crying.”

Meanwhile, Tina Redford who has known Ms Bale all her whole life, said she couldn’t believe she is gone or that someone would do such a thing to her – and added she had been the life and soul of the party.

Susan Goodger expressed hope that whoever killed Ms Bale, who attended Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets, would never walk the streets again.

Douglas Samuel, 34, of Marian Court, Link Street, Homerton, was arrested and charged with the murder of Ms Bale on Sunday.

He appeared at Thames Magistrates Court on Monday (November 26) and did not enter a plea. He was due to attend Central Central Criminal Court yesterday (Weds) as the Gazette went to press.