The heartbroken family of a woman who died after being splashed with a “corrosive substance” in High Wycombe earlier this year, have paid her a touching tribute.

Joanne Rand, 47, died just days after she was splashed with the substance in Frogmoor on June 3, where she suffered serious injuries and sadly died at Stoke Mandeville Hospital 11 days later.

A teenager has been charged in connection with her death.

In a statement, her family said Jo’s sudden death had left her loved ones shocked.

They said: “Jo will be fondly remembered as a fun-loving, bubbly and caring person.

“She meant so much to so many and her tragic and sudden death has left everyone who knew her shocked and deeply saddened.”

Jo, a mother-of-three who worked in Marlow, was born in County Durham and grew up in High Wycombe, and was the youngest of five siblings.

Her family said growing up, she was “very mischievous” and as the baby of the family, was spoilt by her four older sisters.

Her sisters Jacqueline and Lynn, who the family said were especially close to Jo and shared a “special bond” with her, said: “We are utterly devastated. Our pain is immense and our hearts are shattered.

“We will never get over losing Jo, she has left such a big hole.”

Jo had three children – Charlotte, Ryan and Katie. Her family said she was proud of her children, “loved them dearly and always put them first”.

The family was devastated after Charlotte died in 2011 and said Jo found this difficult to come to terms with.

They said: “Katie and Ryan are so heartbroken, they cannot find the words to describe how they feel about losing their mum.

“Jo was deeply loved by her partner Eddie. He misses her so much and feels lost without her and will always remember her lovely smiling eyes.

“Jo was known for her witty sense of humour and her favourite saying was ‘crack on’. She had a positive outlook on life even when she was going through tough times.

“Jo had always been young at heart and loved nothing more than socialising with friends, enjoying music and dancing.

“Jo’s love of caring for people led her to work at Sir Aubrey Ward in Marlow where she was a valued member of the team. Jo was hardworking and passionate about her job and made many close friends.

“Jo was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.”