An inquest into the death of a popular teaching assistant killed in a head-on crash has been called off following a crown court case.

Michelle Overy, of Oulton Broad, died on December 18, 2020, when a Mercedes ploughed into her Ford C-Max on the A143 at Thorpe Abotts, near Diss.

Last month, 49-year-old Alicia Clarke, the driver of the Mercedes, was jailed after admitting to causing her death by dangerous driving.

Now, an inquest into Mrs Overy's death has been permanently suspended following the criminal case.

Jacqueline Lake, senior coroner for Norfolk, said: "The circumstances surrounding Mrs Overy's death were heard at the crown court and I am satisfied the proceedings addressed the questions the inquest would have been answered during the inquest.

"I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to Mrs Overy's family."

Following the case, which was heard at the Old Bailey in London, Mrs Overy's family described her as "a loving mother and friend" and "devoted to her role as a teacher's assistant".

Their statement added: "Michelle was instantly likeable and will be missed by everyone who knew her."