THE young woman found drowned in Rivington reservoir had a tragic life, it has emerged.
The woman, who has been named as Donna Greenall, had appeared at Bolton Magistrates Court, charged with being drunk and disorderly and breaching an anti-social behaviour order the day before her death.
Her body was found just after 6pm on Tuesday by dog walker Julian Holt, in the Lower Rivington Reservoir.
The 26-year-old had a chequered history of offending including a number of incidents involving being drunk and disorderly and making nuisance calls to the emergency services.
In March she was jailed for four months after being found guilty of assaulting policeman Jordan Caton.
She was also given an anti-social behaviour order around the same time, barring her from being drunk in public, making hoax calls to emergency services and behaving in a way “likely to cause distress or alarm”.
After Ms Greenall was released from prison she was jailed again when she was again convicted of making false reports to police.
Magistrates described her as having a “flagrant disregard” for court orders as well as a record of previous offences when passing the sentence.
Ms Greenall served just a few weeks of that sentence and after being released, was arrested again on July 26 for behaving in a drunk and disorderly manner in Kemble Close, Horwich, contravening the ASBO that she had been earlier served with.
She appeared at Bolton Magistrates Court on Monday, the day before her death, and was given a 12- week sentence, suspended for six months.
According to court lists, Ms Greenall had lived at a number of addresses in the last year, including Nottingham Drive and Brownlow Way.
The latest court list, recorded the day before her death, suggested she was of "no fixed abode" at the time, although it is thought she had recently lived in Horwich.
The case has been passed to Preston Coroners Court where the date for an inquest into the circumstances surrounding her death is to be set.