DOZENS of mourners and well-wishers met on Friday evening to light a candle in memory of murdered midwife Samantha Eastwood.
The candlelit vigil took place at The Square in Caverswall, with families, friends, and members of the public who have followed the story, meeting at the stocks to light a candle in memory of the Keele University graduate from Baddeley Green.
The Caverswall vigil was one of many which took place over Stoke-on-Trent at 7.20pm on Friday (August 10), exactly two weeks after the 28-year-old was first reported missing.
Samantha’s body was found in a rural area of Caverswall on Saturday, August 4, eight days after she didn’t turn up for her night shift at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and colleagues made a call to Staffordshire Police.
Members of the public were invited to either attend public vigils or to pay their respects at home, but were encouraged to light a candle – a united light against the darkness of such a tragedy.
Those paying their respects by lighting a candle were also encouraged to share their experience online, by posting a photo onto a Facebook event page called ‘Light A Candle And Unite For Samantha Eastwood’.
See the full story inside this week’s Times and Echo newspaper or click here to subscribe online.
We are the only family run, independent newspaper and magazine business in Staffordshire, established 1896. We are home to three weekly newspapers – The Cheadle and Tean Times (aka The Stunner), The Uttoxeter Echo and The Leek & Moorlands Echo.
We also produce Peeps into the Past, a bi-monthly nostalgic glimpse into our photographic archives, and three bi-monthly glossy lifestyle magazines – Stone and Eccleshall Life, Leek Life and Newcastle Life.
T. 01538 752214 or 753162
18 Tape Street, Cheadle, Staffs ST10 1BD
5 Church Street, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 8AG
(Uttoxeter Office is a postal address only)
Other useful contacts:
CURRENT OPENING TIMES
Mon & Tues 9am-11am