AN inquest into the death of a woman who was knocked over by a car in Redditch has been opened and adjourned.

28-year-old Hannah Smith was killed in Auxerre Avenue in Redditch at around 5.45am on August 26.

Police were called following reports of a collision between a black Toyota Avensis estate and a young woman.

Hannah was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota Avensis, a 34-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but was released under investigation.

Paying tribute, her heartbroken family called her a "kind and caring" woman.

They said: "Hannah, not only were you our daughter and sister, you were also our best friend. You were kind and caring, and would do anything for anyone. You made us laugh and cry.

"Hannah, you will be missed and you will be in our hearts and thoughts now, and always. Sleep well darling Hannah. Love as always."