Family’s tributes to M6 bridge fall victim

The family of a woman who fell from a motorway bridge today paid tribute as they spoke of their shock and heartbreak at her death.

Kamaljit Sidhu
Kamaljit Sidhu

Kamaljit Sidhu, who was known to loved ones as Kammi, died after she fell from a bridge over the M6 at Great Barr.

Today her family have paid tribute to their ‘bubbly and beautiful’ daughter and sister.

Her sister Narinder Dhillon said on behalf of her family and friends they were very shocked and devastated by what had happened.

She said: “She was a bubbly and beautiful, strong girl. She was very family orientated and loved spending time with them. She had a very strong character and was very ambitious.”

Miss Sidhu, aged 29, who lived at the family home in Great Barr was born and brought up in West Bromwich and attended Dartmouth High School before Sandwell College.

She worked in various jobs before becoming manager at Poppy Red in Birmingham’s Arcadian Centre. Her family said Miss Sidhu had recently left that job to look for other office-based managerial roles.

Mrs Dhillon, aged 34, said: “She has four nieces and absolutely adored them. The day before she died she was playing with them and having so much fun. She was such a positive person and so very much full of life. Our younger sister is getting married soon, and we had planned a big trip to go and buy outfits for the wedding. We were all really excited.

“The family are also moving house. She had so much to look forward to, and that’s what makes it all so devastating. So many people knew her at Poppy Red she was very popular.”

The family said in a statement: “Kammi we will always hold you close to our hearts and never forget you. Our ray of sunshine, always smiling and making others smile. Your presence is still felt. We feel you, we hear your squeaky little voice in our heads calling out our names. We will miss you dearly hun, love you loads from the bottom of our hearts.”

The tragedy happened at around 4.30am on Friday.