Woman killed in Newhey named as Liz Merriman

Date published: 09 November 2017

The woman who was found dead at her home on Birch Crescent in Newhey has been named as mother-of-three Liz Merriman.

Tributes have been paid to the 39-year-old, who died on 22 October, believed to be as a result of stab wounds to her abdomen and torso.

A fundraising appeal has been launched by her friends to raise money for Mrs Merriman’s three sons, with a fundraising event to take place at Koko’s on Packer Street on 3 December.

Touching tributes have since been left on the fundraising page.

Helen Emerson wrote: “Still so in shock at Liz being gone. Best wishes and much admiration for all those supporting the boys while coping with their own grief.”

Jamie Binns wrote: “A lovely girl who basically had my back as best she could many years ago. An incredibly sad loss.”

Lisa Elsworth wrote: “This makes me so sad. Can not even imagine how everyone is feeling. Such sad news, sending loads of love to all Liz’s family and close friends.”

Following further enquiries by the GMP Major Incident Team and local officers, a 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The man had been found with serious injuries sustained prior to police attendance and was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains under arrest.

An inquest into Mrs Merriman’s death is yet to be opened.

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