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Soldier charged with lover's murder

A serving soldier has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend.

Leanne McNuff, 24, was found by police at her home in Droylsden, Greater Manchester on Sunday night with multiple stab wounds. She died a short time later.

Ian Lowe, 25, a member of the 1st Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, will appear before Tameside Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West Nazir Afzal said: "I have today advised Greater Manchester Police to charge Ian Lowe, 25, with the murder of Leanne McNuff, 24, at her home in Droylsden, Greater Manchester on March 11. The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

"Ian Lowe will appear at Tameside Magistrates' Court tomorrow."

Police were called to Mellor Street at about 7.45pm on Sunday by the ambulance service, following reports a woman had been assaulted.

Miss McNuff was taken to hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

Her family paid tribute to her as a "beautiful, kind-hearted and generous girl".

In a statement, her parents Margaret and James said: "Leanne was a beautiful, kind-hearted and generous girl who lived and breathed for her four-year-old son Jaden who, in turn, idolised and adored his mummy.

"Leanne had a great sense of humour, with lovely manners, and was loved by everyone who knew her." (Crown Prosecution Service)


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