Husband pays tribute to woman who died following argument between dog owners
The husband of a woman who died following a verbal argument
between dog owners in Braintree has described her as the light of
Valerie Ager, 65, from Braintree died on January 4, 2012 when
she collapsed after an argument in Trafalgar Way.
Mrs Ager was accompanied by a man in his 60s. The incident started
at about 9.45am in Trafalgar Way and moved into Connaught Gardens
where she collapsed and an ambulance was called about
Mrs Ager was taken inside an address in Connaught Gardens where
sadly, she died.
A post mortem examination carried out on Thursday, January 5,
2012 was inconclusive and further tests are to be carried
Mrs Ager's husband Robert Ager has paid tribute to her. He said:
"My beloved wife Val was tragically taken from me on Wednesday,
January, 4 2012.
"She was a loving and caring wife to me for nearly 44 years. She
was the light of my life and now I am in a dark world. She loved
her dog Amber and being in her garden planting out her hanging
"She had many friends, who all miss her so much, and she did not
have a bad word to say to anyone."
A 39-year-old man from Braintree who was arrested in connection
with Mrs Ager's death has been released on police bail pending
further enquiries until February 15, 2012.
Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are
investigating the death as a suspected manslaughter offence.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have been in the
area of Trafalgar Way and Connaught Gardens between 9.30am and
10.30am on Wednesday, January 4 , 2012 and may have any
information to contact the Brentwood Major Crime team on 101 or