Death of Rochdale woman recorded as 'unlawful killing' by coroner

Date published: 06 February 2019

A Rochdale woman who was beaten to death has had her cause of death recorded as ‘unlawful killing’ by a coroner following an inquest on 25 January.

Anne-Marie Nield, 44, was found dead at her flat on Oldham Road in Rochdale in May 2016 after being beaten by her partner, Richard Howarth.

A spokesperson for the coroner’s office said: “The inquest of the late Anne-Marie Nield was concluded on 25 January 2019 as ‘unlawful killing’.”

Howarth, of Lincoln Drive, was sentenced to life in October 2016 with a minimum of 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder.

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