Samantha Eastwood: Vigils held and rose bush donated to recollect midwife (News)


Samantha Eastwood

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Samantha Eastwood

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Samantha Eastwood’s household has thanked members of the general public for his or her help

Candle-lit vigils have been held and a rose bush delivered by a maternity unit 100-miles away in reminiscence of midwife Samantha Eastwood who was discovered useless.

The 28-year-old’s physique was found in a shallow grave in Caverswall, Staffordshire, on four August, eight days after she was reported lacking.

Vigils had been held throughout Stoke-on-Trent and Barnsley Hospital, South Yorkshire, made the donation to Royal Stoke College Hospital the place she labored.

A person has been charged with homicide.

Barnsley Hospital tweeted: “From the crew at Barnsley Hospital’s maternity unit to all of the crew at Stoke. One in every of our midwives will drop off a rose bush to recollect Samantha and a few tea and Yorkshire meals hampers that will help you consolation one another.

“You are in our ideas at this tough time.”

Ms Eastwood’s household have thanked folks for his or her help following her dying, promising “her reminiscence and legacy will dwell on”.

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Tributes to the midwife have been left outdoors Royal Stoke College Hospital

Ms Eastwood was final seen in uniform leaving work at Royal Stoke College Hospital on 27 July.

Staffordshire Police mentioned her autopsy examination had taken place, however additional assessments had been required.

Michael Stirling, 32, of Gratton Street, Bucknall, is accused of Ms Eastwood’s homicide and appeared by way of videolink at Stafford Crown Court docket on Wednesday.

The subsequent listening to was scheduled at Northampton Crown Court docket in October.

Two males, aged 60 and 28, arrested on suspicion of aiding an offender, have been launched on conditional bail.

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Michael Stirling had appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre at an earlier listening to


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