Bodies of man and woman found in fields near Derbyshire village

Bodies of a man and woman have been found within hours of each other in fields near a village in Derbyshire.

The woman, aged 23, was found in a field near Staveley Road in Duckmanton at around 8.40am on Friday.

Just over two hours later, the body of a man in his 30s was found in a field off Tom Lane – less than a mile away.

Derbyshire Constabulary said detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

The woman has been named in reports as keen horse rider Gracie Spinks.

Police said both the deceased’s family had been informed and officers were supporting them.

In a tribute on Facebook, Alicia Jordan said: “Oh Gracie Spinks I don’t even know what to say. Heartbroken doesn’t even cut it.

“You really were the life of the party, we made so many memories us 4 and I couldn’t be more grateful to know you.

“Honestly sat here thinking of them is making me smile.

“This world is so so cruel and it’s really not fair. Rest in peace Gracie you will be so missed. Thinking of your family and friends.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Ms Spinks’ family was created by Abbey Griffin, one of her friends, and has raised more than £1,600.

Ms Griffin said: “Gracie was a beautiful girl at just 23 years old she had already touched so many people’s life and what gorgeous memories she leaves behind.

“She was a caring and loving individual and was always happy to help.

“She was also so so stubborn and she’d always stand up for what was right.

“If you knew Gracie you’d also know she was horsey mad and had the most gorgeous horse called Paddy whom she loved dearly.”

Ms Griffin also said she would be organising a balloon release from the Markham Vale business park on Monday, where Ms Spinks worked.

Derbyshire Constabulary said: “We appreciate that what has happened in Duckmanton today will have shocked and upset many people in the community and officers will carry out extra patrols in the coming days.

“We would urge you to stop and speak to an officer if you wish to raise any concerns.”

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