Much-loved Derbyshire mum tragically died after falling down stairs at home

A young mum tragically died after falling down the stairs at her Derbyshire home.

Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 10:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 15:42 pm
Charlotte Watson. Picture kindly submitted by family.

Charlotte Watson - who was described by her mother as a 'wonderful person' - passed away in hospital following the devastating fall.

The 33-year-old had been drinking - and now her grieving partner wants to raise awareness of how people need to be extra careful when they are under the influence of alcohol.

Ms Watson - who lived on Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, and was previously a resident of Bolsover - worked as an estimator and technical engineer at Forticrete in Sheffield and was also a nail technician.

A former student of Bolsover School, Chesterfield College and Sheffield Hallam University, she enjoyed shopping, holidaying, socialising and keeping fit.

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Her mother Laura Watson, whose other child Joseph sadly died aged 28 in 2014, said: "Charlotte was a very bubbly girl, a wonderful person.

"She had an aura around her.

"Everyone loved her and she’ll be very sadly missed."

Chris Hadley, who had been in a relationship with Ms Watson for four years, added: "She really did have a heart of gold.

"She was an amazing person to be around."

Ms Watson was sadly pronounced dead in Sheffield's Northern General Hospital at 3.52am on September 8 after she fell down the steep stairs in her house and hit her head at the bottom.

Mr Hadley, who administered CPR on her before emergency services arrived, said: "Sadly, the level of alcohol in Charlotte’s system played a big part in her death.

"We can't believe what happened to her and we're all absolutely devastated.

"It was a freak accident - and we don't want this to happen to anyone else.

"If you’re drinking, have a good time - but please be extra careful."

A charity cricket match will take place at Kiveton Park in Sheffield from 1pm on Saturday to raise money for Ms Watson's five-year-old son Teddy.

As well as her son, mother and partner, Ms Watson leaves her stepfather Christopher Wigmore and many other much-loved family members and friends.

Ms Watson's funeral will take place at Bolsover Parish Church at 1pm on Tuesday.