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Family pay tribute to Burnley murder victim

Leanne Unsworth

Published by at 12:59pm 15th January 2019 (Updated 3:06pm 16th January 2019)

The family of the woman murdered in Burnley on Monday (14/1/19) have paid tribute.

Leanne Unsworth, 40, has been called a "well loved daughter, mum, niece and grandma".

The full tribute from her family reads;

"Leanne was a well loved daughter, mum, niece and grandma who will be sadly missed.

"As a family we are trying to come to terms with this tragedy and kindly ask that you respect our wishes for privacy."

Her body was found in an address on Marlborough Street just before 7:15pm.

The post mortem confirms she died from head injuries.

Det Ch Insp Zoe Russo from Lancashire’s Force Major Investigation Team (FMIT) said:

“I want to re-appeal to anyone with information to come forward.

"If you saw anyone in or around the area acting suspiciously, particularly between the hours of 5pm and 7pm, please get in touch.”

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder. The men, aged 38 and 39, were found in Wythenshawe yesterday (15/1/19). They remain in custody.

You can call 101 quoting incident reference 1155 of January 14th.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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