Man charged with murder of Staffordshire Midwife

Sunday, 5th August 2018

DETECTIVES investigating the death of 28-year-old Samantha Eastwood have tonight (Sunday) charged a man with her murder.

Michael Stirling, aged 32, from Cromer Road, Stoke-on-Trent will appear before North Staffordshire Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Monday 6 August).

Stirling is the brother-in-law of Miss Eastwood’s ex-fiance John Peake, 34.

The body of Samantha was discovered during a police search of rural ground near to Caverswall on Saturday 4 August. She had been reported missing on Friday 27 July.

MISSING: Samantha Eastwood

Samantha Eastwood

Two other men aged 60 and 28, who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been released on conditional bail while enquires are ongoing.

A post mortem has taken place but further tests are required.