Man charged with murder of midwife appears in court


A man charged with the murder of Stoke-on-Trent midwife Samantha Eastwood has appeared at Northampton Court.

Michael Stirling, aged 32, of Gratton Road, Bucknall is charged with Samantha’s murder after the 28-year-old was reported missing by concerned colleagues after failing to turn up for her shift at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Stirling appeared via video link from HMP Hewell, near Worcestershire where he is currently being remanded in custody.

The case has been adjourned until Monday, October 22 where Stirling will enter his plea.


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