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Man is charged with murder of woman whose remains were found in a country park

Yvonne Lawson McCann’s body was found in in a country park in Greater Manchester

A man has been charged with murder after a woman’s remains were found at a country park.

The victim, believed to be in her 40s, was found dead at Reddish Vale Country Park in Stockport, Greater Manchester, on Monday.

Thomas McCann, 48, has been charged with murder and is due appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court later today.

Reports claim that the victim’s body was found in ‘several parts’, with Detective Superintendent Neil Jones describing it as an ‘absolutely devastating incident’.

Greater Manchester Police said: ‘A man has been charged in connection with the discovery of human remains in Stockport.

‘Thomas McCann, of Rosslave Walk, Brinnington, has been charged with murder.

‘He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, May 30.

Police are continuing to search Reddish Vale Country Park in Brinnington, Stockport, after the body was found on Monday

Police are continuing to search Reddish Vale Country Park in Brinnington, Stockport, after the body was found on Monday

Friends and family took to social media to pay tribute to Vonnie, pictured right, with one writing: 'You will definitely be missed by many'

Friends and family took to social media to pay tribute to Vonnie, pictured right, with one writing: ‘You will definitely be missed by many’

Formal identification of the victim, understood to be a mother, is yet to take place but she has been named locally as Yvonne Lawson McCann, known to friends as Vonnie. It is claimed that she lived nearby to the park.

Greater Manchester Police today said the formal identification process may take a few further days.  

Next of kin have been informed ahead of the suspect’s appearance in court tomorrow. 

Floral tributes, pictured. have been left at an entrance to the park as well as at a house nearby

Floral tributes, pictured. have been left at an entrance to the park as well as at a house nearby

Friends and family have paid tribute to Yvonne on social media sites.

One child posted on Facebook ‘Miss you mum’, while another friend wrote: ‘Please say it’s not true Vonnie.’

A third person added: ‘RIP Yvonne Lawson McCann you will definitely be missed by many, thinking of all your family at this unbearable time. Gone far too soon.’

Floral tributes have been left at an entrance to the park as well as at a house nearby. 

Police launched the murder probe after a member of the public found a body in Reddish Vale Country Parl on Monday morning. 

Det Supt Neil Jones, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said on Tuesday: ‘This is an absolutely devastating incident. 

‘First and foremost, our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones and specialist officers will do everything they can to support them.

‘Understandably, this news may cause concern within the community but I would like to provide some reassurance by saying that, at this time, we believe that this was an isolated incident.

Forensics arrived at Reddish Vale Country Park following the discovery of a woman's body on Monday

Forensics arrived at Reddish Vale Country Park following the discovery of a woman’s body on Monday 

Police arrested a 48-year-old man following the discovery of the woman's body near Brinnington

Police arrested a 48-year-old man following the discovery of the woman’s body near Brinnington

‘Nevertheless, there will be increased patrols in the area in the coming days and I would encourage anyone with concerns to speak to those officers.’

The 48-year-old suspect remains in police custody at this time and the woman’s next of kin have been notified about Monday’s discovery.

Reddish vale Country Park was teeming with officers and forensic teams as police try and establish what happened to the woman before she died.

GMP is now appealing for any witnesses to come forward as enquiries continue.

A spokesman from the force said: ‘Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 3400 quoting incident 913 of 25/05/20, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’              

Police are treating the murder as an 'isolated incident,' describing it as 'absolutely devastating' as a search of Reddish Vale Country Park was carried out on Monday

Police are treating the murder as an ‘isolated incident,’ describing it as ‘absolutely devastating’ as a search of Reddish Vale Country Park was carried out on Monday  

A stretch of pathway was cordoned off following the grim discovery yesterday. The victim's next of kin have been informed

A stretch of pathway was cordoned off following the grim discovery yesterday. The victim’s next of kin have been informed

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