Man charged with murdering woman whose body was found in church grounds

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.

Man charged with murdering Greenock woman whose body was found in church grounds Lincolnshire Police

A man has been charged with murdering a 26-year-old woman whose body was found in a tent in the grounds of a church.

Colette Law, from Greenock, 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 charged in connection with the death.

Lincolnshire Police said Paul Neilson, of no fixed address, will appear before magistrates in Lincoln on Monday, accused of killing Colette Law.

Lincolnshire Police has said officers are working with Police Scotland to support her family.

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.