Heaven gets ‘five new angels’: Bedford victim’s sister releases emotional statement

Beverley Quinn and family shows Beverley, and (from left to right) Charlotte, Beatrix and Alice.
Beverley Quinn and family shows Beverley, and (from left to right) Charlotte, Beatrix and Alice.

THE sister of Mara Harvey, the Bedford mother allegedly murdered by her partner at their family home on September 3, has spoken of the “emptiness and loss” the family is experiencing.

The bodies of Mara Lee Harvey (41), twins Beatrix May Harvey (2) and Alice Ester Harvey (2), Charlotte Kate Harvey (3) and Beverly Ann Quinn (74) were found at the Coode Street home on Sunday.

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Anthony Robert Harvey has since been charged with their murders.

Mara’s sister Taryn paid tribute to each of her family members in a statement.

“We would firstly like to thank everyone for their help, support and kind wishes during this extremely dark and difficult time,” Taryn wrote.

“There are no words to explain the emptiness and loss that we feeling.

“Beverley was a kind-hearted, caring mother and grandmother and was always there for her family.

Beverley Quinn with another of her grandchildren.

“She was very much family orientated and she loved her daughters and grandchildren, and would have done anything for them.

“Mara loved being a mum and she loved her girls.

“She was so proud of each of them and was doing a great job of raising them. Her girls were her world.

“Charlotte was an energetic, bubbly confident little girl who loved people and loved socialising.

“Alice was outgoing, adventurous and cheeky, while Beatrix was at times a little bit more quiet but gave the biggest hugs.

“This world is a sadder place with the loss of these five beautiful people but Heaven has gained five new angels.”