The family of Sian Hammond – whose husband is accused of her murder – have described the impact of their loss. Sian, 46, was found at a house in Primes Corner, Histon, Cambridge, on 30 October.
Her family said: “Everyone that knew her would agree Sian was one of the friendliest people you could have the pleasure of meeting, and she will be sorely missed by many.
“Please bear with us whilst we come to terms with this terrible loss. We will keep everyone updated with the funeral arrangements.”
Huntingdon mortgage broker Robert James Hammond appeared in court this week charged with the murder of his wife, Sian Hammond, at their Histon home.
Sian was found dead at her home in Primes Corner, Histon, on October 30 and on Friday (November 10) Robert Hammond, 47, also of Primes Corner, Histon, was arrested and charged with her murder.
Wearing a grey sweat shirt, blue jeans and with black rimmed glasses, he spoke only to confirm his date of birth and home address when he appeared before Peterborough magistrates on November 13.
He was remanded in custody for 4 weeks.
Robert Hammond (he preferred to be called James Hammond) had spent the weekend in custody and is due to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Sian Hammond was also a financial and mortgage adviser specialist and was principal and director of Lime Tree Financial Services Ltd based in Cambridge.
Her company website described her as having a “wealth of experience in financial services gained from over a decade in the industry. Previous to this Sian graduated with a BSc Honours degree in biochemistry and worked in scientific research”.
Sian has two teenage daughters.
A statement issued by Limetree Services prior to the murder charge, said: “Unfortunately we have to share some devastating news with you all.
“Last week we lost our beloved Sian, wife to James, mother to Katie and Lauren, friend to many and Managing Director of Lime Tree FS.
“Everyone that knew her would agree Sian was one of the friendliest people you could have the pleasure of meeting, and she will be sorely missed by many.
“Please bear with us whilst our team comes to terms with this terrible loss, we will keep everyone updated with the funeral arrangements.”
Robert Hammond’s business, Hammonds Mortgage Services Ltd, gives as its address Castle Hill House, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TE
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