Death of woman near Stafford referred to coroner

By Jordan Reynolds | Stafford | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

The death of a woman who was found with serious head injuries has been referred to the coroner.

Melanie Loveridge

Melanie Loveridge, from Derrington, was found on Isabel Trail, off Station Road, in Haughton at around 8pm on July 13.

She was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital, where she died of her injuries on July 15.

Staffordshire Police have said the cause of the 44-year-old's death is yet to be ascertained and they have referred the case to the coroner.

She is believed to have been left The Bell Inn pub and was riding an electric bike before she was found injured in the village, which lies between Gnosall and Stafford.

A 50-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing her grievous bodily harm has now been released on bail until August 12, pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 431 of July 14.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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