Police confirm ‘nobody else’ being sought over Doncaster mum’s murder after suspect dies in prison

Detectives investigating the murder of a young Doncaster woman are not looking for anyone else following the death of her suspected killer.

Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 10:15 am

Amy-Leanne Stringfellow, aged 26, died in Terence Papworth’s home in Dryden Road, Balby, Doncaster, in June.

Emergency services were called to the property but the mum-of-one was found critically injured and could not be saved.

Amy and Papworth had been in a relationship.

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Amy-Leanne Stringfellow

Papworth was arrested and charged with murder but on Sunday, just days before he was due to stand trial, he was found dead in his cell at HMP Leeds, Armley.

Details of the circumstances surrounding his death have not yet been released but an inquest will be held.

In a statement released today, South Yorkshire Police said Amy-Leanne’s death will also be the subject of an inquest.

The force said: “Papworth had been charged with murder but died before his trial, which had been listed to begin next week.

“We can confirm nobody else is being sought in connection with Amy-Leanne’s death.

“Files for the coroner will be prepared in relation to both deaths and it will be for the coroner to determine the circumstances.”

Amy-Leanne was a personal trainer and former soldier, who had served in Afghanistan.

Following Amy-Leanne’s death, her family issued a heart-wrenching statement, in which they said: “Our hearts are broken and will never truly be repaired.

“You were beautiful and kind and inspired so many others.

“We know you will live on in your little girl.

“We love you all the pennies in the world.”