THE family of a woman who died in a collision at the Coniston Hotel, Coniston Cold, near Skipton, at the weekend have today described her as a "beautiful person" and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

North Yorkshire Police has named Judith Barbara Wadsworth as the pedestrian who died in a collision with a Range Rover at the hotel on Friday evening at just after 5.25pm.

The driver of the Range Rover that collided with her – a man in his 60s – was arrested and later released under investigation while police enquiries continue.

Mrs Wadsworth was 66 and lived in Baildon. A police spokesman said she sadly died at the scene.

In a statement, Mrs Wadsworth’s family said: “Judith was a beautiful selfless person and no words can express our sense of loss and devastation right now.

“She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by everyone who knew her.

“We’re still struggling to come to terms with her death as a family, and we’d urge the media to respect our privacy at this very difficult time.”

Mrs Wadsworth’s family is currently being supported by specially-trained officers from North Yorkshire Police.

This afternoon the directors of the Coniston Hotel Country Estate posted the following statement: "It is with great sadness we report the passing of a guest who was involved in a fatal accident with a vehicle at the hotel on Friday evening.

"We are doing all we can to assist the Police with their enquiries.

"We offer all our sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of the late Mrs Wadsworth and ask that media respect their privacy at this difficult time."