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An Essex household has shared their devastation after a “beautiful” mum-of-eight was killed after her automotive was concerned in a collision with a stolen van that was being pursued by police.

Zoe Hawes, from Canvey Island, which sits on the mouth of the River Thames, was travelling to go on vacation together with her husband to have fun her fortieth birthday. Her husband stays in a essential situation.

Mrs Hawes, who was additionally a grandmother, was killed in the course of the collision on the M25.

The collision was with a stolen Citroen van that was being chased by the police.

A person in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting demise by harmful driving.

Mrs Hawes’ household mentioned: “Zoe was the heart of our blended family. She was a role model to everyone and the centre of our family. She was a very much loved mum, stepmum, sister, aunt and lovely young nanna.

“She was a friend to many. She was very much looking to go on holiday to celebrate her 40th with her husband.”

They added: “Sadly a holiday and birthday she didn’t get to celebrate. We are all trying to pull together as a family and are devastated to lose Zoe in this tragic way.

“We wouldn’t have changed her for the world and she leaves an enormous hole in our family that will never be filled. We love you and will miss you forever.”

Relatives have now began a GoFundMe web page to assist pay for her funeral, which has already obtained greater than £6,300.

Police initially had been chasing the Citroen van at round 3.40am on the M1 on Sunday, nevertheless deserted the chase because of it being too harmful. Later, the authorities noticed the van travelling down the M25 going within the flawed course.

Following the incident the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) started an investigation.

The IOPC mentioned: “We are gathering and reviewing evidence as we piece together the circumstances surrounding this incident.

“This includes securing and reviewing police dashcam footage and officers’ body-worn video footage, obtaining motorway CCTV and reviewing police call logs and radio transmissions.

IOPC Regional Director Charmaine Arbouin said: “Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic incident.

“Given that police officers were pursuing one of the vehicles before the fatal collision, it’s important that we independently investigate the actions and decision-making of the officers involved.

“We will ensure that our enquiries do not impede the police investigation, and we will keep those involved regularly updated.”

Hertfordshire police mentioned they’re interesting for witnesses, data and sprint cam footage.

Four autos had been concerned – the white Citroen Dispatch van, a silver DFSK 580 Glory, a silver Skoda Superb and a black Peugeot 5008.

Detective Inspector Mark Fraser, from Essex Police, mentioned: “Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those who lost their lives in this collision. I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch.

“Did you see what happened or the events leading up to the collision? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you can help.

“I also want to ask any dashcam owners who were driving in the area to check it and get in touch if you spot something that might help us.”

Anyone with data relating to the incident is being inspired to come back ahead by contacting the police on 999 or by emailing Essex Police at