December 4, 2020

Lovely mum-of-four, 48, found dead in woods after reports of person on fire – Mirror Online

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/woman-found-dead-woodland-after-23013712

Family and friends have paid tribute to a grandma who was found dead in woodland following reports of a person seen ‘on fire’.

The body of 48-year-old Julie Ainsley was discovered in the woods in Moston, Manchester, on Saturday evening.

Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Ms Ainsley’s death.

Following the tragic incident, dozens of heartfelt tributes have been paid to the mum and grandma.

Ms Aisley’s heartbroken daughter Jade Riley told the Manchester Evening News her mum was ‘always happy and making people laugh’.

Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances 
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Ms Riley said: “She was obviously battling with her issues, but most of the time she made out she was fine.

“She had five grandchildren and one on the way and she loved her family.”

Her ex-partner Steven Riley said she had sadly battled with mental health issues for a long time.

“She was great, she was a mum and a grandma”, he said.

Floral tributes have been left at the scene
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“She lived in Moston all of her life. We still got on really well and I loved her, she was my kid’s mam.

“She struggled with her mental health and it had got worse, she just struggled with everyday life.”

Ms Ainsley leaves behind four children and five grandchildren.

She also had another grandchild on the way.

Devastated friends and family members have flooded social media with tributes for her.

Olivia Sheridan said: ” Can’t believe what I’m hearing Julie, you were so loved and such a lovely woman.

“Thank you for all the memories over the years growing up, I just hope you’re at peace Julie. We all love you.”

Becci McNicol posted: ” Love you Julie if only you knew how loved you was and made everyone smile.

Emergency services at the scene on Saturday evening
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“I really hope you’re at peace now, goodnight godbless.”

Holly Miller said: “Absolutely devastated about you Julie my heart hurts for your girls and grandkids.

“You was one in a million juju xx.”

Jax Partridge posted: “Such a beautiful lady …inside and out …..hope you find peace with the Angels now hun …so go fly high with them and never forget how loved you were by everyone who ever knew you xx.”.

Emergency services found Ms Aisley’s body after they were called to reports of a person on fire shortly after 6pm on Saturday night.

Officers received reports of a woman on fire
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The cause of death and circumstances of the fire are not yet known, but police said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

A police cordon was in place in the wooded area on Saturday night as police examined the scene.

Fire investigation teams and officers from Greater Manchester Police, including crime scene investigators, were in attendance.

Pictures from the scene show two police officers holding up a white sheet next to a wooded area.

Police officers at the scene
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A spokesperson from GMP said: “Police were called around 6.15pm this evening (Saturday 14 November 2020) by the fire service to a report of a fire in a woodland near Williams Road, Moston.

“Emergency services attended and sadly found the body of a woman.

“A scene is in place and an investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.”

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire Service said: “We were called at 6.01pm to a person on fire in an area of woodland off Williams Road in Moston.

“Initial enquiries suggest a fire in a woodland area which involved a female casualty.

“Fire investigation, the North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Police are all in attendance.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on 0161 856 3728 quoting incident number 2346 of 14/11/20 orCrimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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