Scots woman found dead on grounds of English church as man arrested

The body of Colette Law, 26, was found in a tent on the grounds of St Mary and St Nicholas Church in Spalding on Monday.

Greenock woman Colette Law found dead on grounds of Lincolnshire church as man arrested Lincolnshire Police

A woman whose body was found in the grounds of a church in Lincolnshire has been identified as a 26-year-old from Greenock.

Colette Law was found dead outside St Mary and St Nicholas Church in Spalding on Monday, around 9am.

A 30-year-old man, from Spalding, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Lincolnshire Police are working with Police Scotland to support Ms Law’s family.

Investigations are ongoing to establish the full circumstance and urged anyone who saw Ms Law between July 12 and July 17 to get in contact.

Emergency services were first alerted on Monday morning around 9am when a body was discovered in a tent in the grounds of the church. 

Detective inspector Richard Nethercott, who is leading the investigation, said: “We send our condolences to the family and friends of Colette, they are very much in our thoughts as we carry out our investigation.

“I know this tragic death will be unsettling.  We are working hard to investigate the full circumstances to understand how Colette has died.

“I would like to thank the local community for their help so far, and appeal for anyone who has any information that will assist our investigation to get in touch.

“I would also like anyone who has seen Colette Law between July 12 and July 17 to contact us so we can build a picture of her movements the days before she sadly died.

“Our investigation is on-going, and we await the result of a post mortem”

There are a number of ways to contact the investigation team.  Please call 101 or email  Alternatively contact online or call 0800 555 111 anonymously.

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