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Lindsay Birbeck cemetery murder: Teen boy charged with killing mother-of-two | UK News



A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a mother-of-two whose body was found in a cemetery last Saturday.

Teaching assistant Lindsay Birbeck had gone missing from her home in Huncoat, Lancashire on 12 August.

Her disappearance prompted wide-ranging searches by hundreds of members of the community.

A murder investigation has been launched
A murder investigation was launched after Ms Birbeck’s body was found in a cemetery

Her body was discovered in Accrington Cemetery on 24 August, almost two weeks after she was last seen, and a murder inquiry was then launched.

A post-mortem found the 47-year-old woman died as a result of compression of the neck.

Ms Birkbeck was last seen on CCTV walking in Accrington.

CCTV pictures on Lindsay were issued by police. Pic: Lancashire Coinstabulary
CCTV pictures of Ms Birbeck were issued by police. Pic: Lancashire Constabulary

Lancashire police said the 16-year-old suspect from Accrington, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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