Sandiacre murder: Inquest is opened

Sandringham Road Sandiacre.
Sandringham Road Sandiacre.

Police continue to search for clues fllowing the murder of a woman in Sandiacre.

Amy Gough, 34, of Sandringham Road in Sandiacre was taken from her home to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham on Sunday March 29 where she later died.

Police were informed the following day.

A post mortem examination, carried out by a Home Office pathologist, on Tuesday April 7 determined that her death is suspicious.

An inquest into the cause of her death was openedand adjourned at Derby and South Derbyshire Coroners’ Court on Monday.

Detective Constable Craig Walker gave evidence, confirming that a formal identifaction had taken place on April 9

Assistant Coroner for Derby, Paul McCandles, said whatever happened will be subject to an ongoing police investigation. A date is yet to be set for a full inquest.

A 45-year-old man from Sandiacre was arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday April 8 and was released on police bail the next day.

Detective Inspector Graham Prince, who is investigating the death, is appealing for anyone who knew Ms Gough to contact him.

He said: “I’d like to hear from anyone who saw Amy between Tuesday March 24 and Sunday March 29. It’s very important that we piece together her movements in and around Sandiacre and possibly in Derby in the days before her death.

“Anyone with information can contact me on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Over the weekend police were in Sandiacre showing people a picture of Amy and asking if they knew her.