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Man Charged With Samantha Eastwood’s Murder

Detectives investigating the death of 28-year-old Samantha Eastwood have tonight (Sunday 5th August 2018) charged a man with her murder.

The charge says that Mr Stirling allegedly murdered Ms Eastwood between July 26th 2018 and August 5th 2018 at Baddeley Green.

Michael Stirling, aged 32, from Stoke-on-Trent will appear before North Staffordshire Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Monday 6th August).

Mr Stirling, is the brother-in-law of Ms Eastwood’s ex-fiancé John Peake.

The body of Samantha was discovered during a police search of rural ground near Tickhill Lane Caverswall on Saturday 4 August. She had been reported missing on Friday 27 July.

Two other men aged 60 and 28, who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been released on conditional bail while enquires are ongoing.

A post mortem has taken place but further tests are required.

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