US News Man accused of murdering midwife Samantha Eastwood ‘is battered and left cowering in his jail cell after being attacked while on remand’

03:05  09 august  2018
03:05  09 august  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

CCTV shows 'happy' midwife before she went missing

  CCTV shows 'happy' midwife before she went missing Police searching for a midwife who has not been seen since she left work in her car almost a week ago have released CCTV as concern grows for her safety. Samantha Eastwood was last seen wearing her uniform as she finished a shift at the Royal Stoke Hospital in Staffordshire on Friday morning. The alarm was first raised when she failed to turn up for her 7pm night shift later that evening.A 32-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent arrested in connection with her disappearance has been bailed under investigation.

The man suspected of murdering midwife Samantha Eastwood was left 'on his knees' after being attacked in jail . Michael Stirling was reportedly cowering just hours before his court hearing over the killing.

Michael Stirling, accused of murdering Samantha Eastwood , was left cowering in his jail cell after being battered while on remand . A source said Stirling, 32, was left “on his knees” by the attack . They added: “It was a proper beating. He came into the jail after his arrest and was terrified.

The man suspected of murdering midwife Samantha Eastwood was left 'on his knees' after being attacked in jail. The man suspected of murdering midwife Samantha Eastwood was left 'on his knees' after being attacked in jail. The man suspected of murdering midwife Samantha Eastwood was left 'on his knees' after being attacked in jail.

Michael Stirling was reportedly cowering just hours before his court hearing over the killing.

The 32-year-old was battered at Dovegate jail in Staffordshire on Tuesday in what a source claimed 'was a proper beating' that resulted in him being moved to another part of the prison.

Related: Brother-in-law of midwife's ex-fiance in court charged with murder (Press Association)


Three arrested after body found in missing midwife search

  Three arrested after body found in missing midwife search A body has been discovered during a search for a missing midwife in Staffordshire, as it emerged three men have been arrested by police. Samantha Eastwood, 28, was last seen when she left her night shift at the Royal Stoke Hospital at 7.47am last Friday.A body was discovered by police investigating her disappearance around midday on Saturday and is yet to be formally identified ahead of a post mortem.Staffordshire Police stated: "Specialist officers are supporting Samantha's family as this difficult time.

Samantha Eastwood was last seen leaving Royal Stoke hospital on 27 July. Photograph: Staffordshire police/PA. A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of the midwife Samantha Eastwood .

A man jailed after leaving bacon sandwiches outside a mosque has been found dead in his cell . Kevin Crehan, 35, was halfway through a one-year prison sentence he received in July after admitting the racially-motivated attack on the Jamia Mosque in Bristol earlier this year.

'He came into the jail after his arrest and was terrified,' the source told The Sun. 'A prisoner came to his cell and attacked him.' 

a group of people standing in the grass: Colleagues mourn the loss of Samantha Eastwood as tributes line the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke-On-Trent © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Colleagues mourn the loss of Samantha Eastwood as tributes line the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke-On-Trent The brother-in-law of Samantha's ex-fiance was left cut and bruised after the confrontation.

Yesterday he appeared at Stafford crown court via video link wearing prison clothing.

He confirmed his name and age as well as his nationality as a provisional trial date was set for February 4 2019.  

Riff Raff et al. posing for the camera: Samantha was allegedly murdered by Stirling, who is the brother-in law of her ex-fiancé John Peake (together left) and married to Mr Peake's sister Katie Stirling (together right) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Samantha was allegedly murdered by Stirling, who is the brother-in law of her ex-fiancé John Peake (together left) and married to Mr Peake's sister Katie Stirling (together right) Mr Stirling was arrested after the midwife's body was discovered eight days after her disappearance. 

Samantha Eastwood's Family Thanks Public For Support After Body Found In Search For Missing Midwife

  Samantha Eastwood's Family Thanks Public For Support After Body Found In Search For Missing Midwife The family of midwife Samantha Eastwood have thanked the public for their support after police found a body. A body, believed to be that of the missing 28-year-old, was discovered by officers near Caverswall on Saturday, Staffordshire Police said. A 32-year-old man, who had previously been released on bail, was re-arrested on suspicion of murder. Two other men, aged 28 and 60, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, the force said.The trio of men remain in custody.In a statement released by Staffordshire Police, Eastwood’s family said: “The family of Samantha would like to ask that their privacy is respected at this terrible time.

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of 28-year-old midwife Samantha Eastwood . Michael Stirling, of Gratton Road, Bucknall, was remanded in custody after appearing at North Staffordshire Justice Centre earlier.

SAMANTHA Eastwood , the murdered midwife , was found in a shallow grave, wrapped in a duvet cover and with tape around her eyes and face, a court has heard. Samantha Eastwood was left in a duvet, a court heard (Image: PA).

She went missing after leaving the night shift at Royal Stoke University Hospital where she worked.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Stirling, 32, (pictured on his wedding day) was initially arrested on suspicion of kidnap before being re-arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Stirling, 32, (pictured on his wedding day) was initially arrested on suspicion of kidnap before being re-arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday Her corpse was found in a shallow grave with the face and eyes taped with masking tape, court heard.  

a person with collar shirt: Court sketch of Michael Stirling © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Court sketch of Michael Stirling The body was wrapped in a single duvet before it was left in a lane in Stoke that is now the site of floral tributes to the midwife.

It will take six months to determine the official cause of death but officials say there is no reason to believe she was shot or stabbed. 

Family’s new tribute for tragic midwife Samantha Eastwood .
It comes as new image of the 28-year-old graduating is released.Miss Eastwood’s body was found in a shallow grave in a rural area near Caverswall, Staffordshire, on Saturday.

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