Missing Bolton woman's body found in Queens Park

Queens Park, Bolton, where a woman's body has been found.

Queens Park, Bolton, where a woman's body has been found.

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A WOMAN has been found dead in Queens Park.

The body of the 50-year-old woman, who is from Bolton, was discovered at about 4.40pm on Monday.

Police said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and that the woman had been reported as missing from home before her body was found.

The park’s cafe had closed early because of poor trade given the inclement weather, and it is thought that the area was quite quiet because of the rain.

Queens Park is a popular spot with dog walkers and, especially during the ongoing summer holidays, parents and their young children.

Shaun Catterall, from Heaton, who uses the park regularly, said: “It can’t have been a very pleasant thing to find.

“They certainly used to have a couple of wardens who looked after things here, a man and a woman, but I’ve not seen them for years.”

Mr Catterall said he has lived near Queens Park for 20 years and that it has improved substantially in that time.

He said: “When I started coming here nobody came and I used to walk through only because I had a dog.

“Since they have done the improvements though it is a much nicer place and is a lot more inviting than it was.

“I have had a couple of friends who wouldn’t walk through here, even during the day, but it’s not like that now.”

A elderly woman, from Bromley Cross, who visits Queens Park occasionally, said: “What a shame and it must have been a bit of a shock for the people who found her.

“It is a very nice park to walk through and the council has spent a fair bit of money on it.

“It can be quiet and I don’t think enough is done to publicise it, not compared with Moss Bank Park for example.”

The matter has been referred by police to the coroner although an inquest has not yet opened.

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5:33pm Wed 27 Aug 14

limey redneck says...

SHAME THEY GOT RID OF THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE.
SHAME THEY GOT RID OF THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE. limey redneck
  • Score: -28

6:18pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Delyth says...

As a child I always liked Queens Park. The children's area was better than Moss Bank Park, and free. The terraces were very pretty and there was always a band playing on the bandstand and there was the glass house, later the butterfly house. In my teens someone reported having seen a ghost in there and there were hundreds ghost hunting that night.
In the summer we travelled by bus from Wolfenden street girls school to play tennis there. Then it started to go down hill and sadly I have not been there for years. I will have to go and look at the improvements sometime soon.
As a child I always liked Queens Park. The children's area was better than Moss Bank Park, and free. The terraces were very pretty and there was always a band playing on the bandstand and there was the glass house, later the butterfly house. In my teens someone reported having seen a ghost in there and there were hundreds ghost hunting that night. In the summer we travelled by bus from Wolfenden street girls school to play tennis there. Then it started to go down hill and sadly I have not been there for years. I will have to go and look at the improvements sometime soon. Delyth
  • Score: 5

6:57pm Wed 27 Aug 14

robbieh says...

I read this story earlier and read it again after seeing it was updated. Was updated with comments from two people about walking a dog in the park and it isnt well advertised. You really needn't have bothered.
I read this story earlier and read it again after seeing it was updated. Was updated with comments from two people about walking a dog in the park and it isnt well advertised. You really needn't have bothered. robbieh
  • Score: 56

7:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

Never been, heard it's full of goons
Never been, heard it's full of goons FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: -15

8:17pm Wed 27 Aug 14

chris25 says...

my thoughts are with this poor ladies family and friends.
my thoughts are with this poor ladies family and friends. chris25
  • Score: 69

8:23pm Wed 27 Aug 14

jus' visitin says...

This article seems to be more about the park itself than about the poor lady who has unfortunately passed away. R.I.P
This article seems to be more about the park itself than about the poor lady who has unfortunately passed away. R.I.P jus' visitin
  • Score: 121

8:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

kingdom12 says...

my thoughts are with this poor ladies family and friends. R I P X
my thoughts are with this poor ladies family and friends. R I P X kingdom12
  • Score: 49

8:36pm Wed 27 Aug 14

commonsense73 says...

jus' visitin wrote:
This article seems to be more about the park itself than about the poor lady who has unfortunately passed away. R.I.P
People seen to go off track as soon as they start to write a comment and forget what the report is about. A body has been found in the park, my thoughts and prayers are with the lady who has sadly died, her friends and her family. May she rest in peace.
[quote][p][bold]jus' visitin[/bold] wrote: This article seems to be more about the park itself than about the poor lady who has unfortunately passed away. R.I.P[/p][/quote]People seen to go off track as soon as they start to write a comment and forget what the report is about. A body has been found in the park, my thoughts and prayers are with the lady who has sadly died, her friends and her family. May she rest in peace. commonsense73
  • Score: 65

11:43pm Wed 27 Aug 14

aydeepee says...

What a truly poor piece of journalism.
This is absolutely not the time to focus on a side issue re the facilities/attractio
n/state of the park, it is a time to be sensitive to this tragedy of this poor lady. RIP
What a truly poor piece of journalism. This is absolutely not the time to focus on a side issue re the facilities/attractio n/state of the park, it is a time to be sensitive to this tragedy of this poor lady. RIP aydeepee
  • Score: 58

11:44pm Wed 27 Aug 14

boredofbolton says...

No such thing as bad publicity! Its a disgrace, more thoughtful reporting wouldn't go a miss, rather than a chance to big up the council! I wonder if the bolton news is on a retainer with the council?
No such thing as bad publicity! Its a disgrace, more thoughtful reporting wouldn't go a miss, rather than a chance to big up the council! I wonder if the bolton news is on a retainer with the council? boredofbolton
  • Score: 22

12:53am Thu 28 Aug 14

AndyMorton says...

Wether it's nice or not surely that's not the point talking about a dead body found not a band playing on a park or butterflies
Wether it's nice or not surely that's not the point talking about a dead body found not a band playing on a park or butterflies AndyMorton
  • Score: 22

5:07am Thu 28 Aug 14

WHATAMESSS.66 says...

Delyth wrote:
As a child I always liked Queens Park. The children's area was better than Moss Bank Park, and free. The terraces were very pretty and there was always a band playing on the bandstand and there was the glass house, later the butterfly house. In my teens someone reported having seen a ghost in there and there were hundreds ghost hunting that night.
In the summer we travelled by bus from Wolfenden street girls school to play tennis there. Then it started to go down hill and sadly I have not been there for years. I will have to go and look at the improvements sometime soon.
WAKEY, WAKEY!
[quote][p][bold]Delyth[/bold] wrote: As a child I always liked Queens Park. The children's area was better than Moss Bank Park, and free. The terraces were very pretty and there was always a band playing on the bandstand and there was the glass house, later the butterfly house. In my teens someone reported having seen a ghost in there and there were hundreds ghost hunting that night. In the summer we travelled by bus from Wolfenden street girls school to play tennis there. Then it started to go down hill and sadly I have not been there for years. I will have to go and look at the improvements sometime soon.[/p][/quote]WAKEY, WAKEY! WHATAMESSS.66
  • Score: 9

7:24am Thu 28 Aug 14

frankandbill says...

Woman found dead in park - news
Said park's cafe shut early because it was raining - not news

Who edits this stuff?
Who recruits and trains these reporters?

My 6 year old could do a better job
Woman found dead in park - news Said park's cafe shut early because it was raining - not news Who edits this stuff? Who recruits and trains these reporters? My 6 year old could do a better job frankandbill
  • Score: 26

8:10am Thu 28 Aug 14

The Running Man says...

Delyth wrote:
As a child I always liked Queens Park. The children's area was better than Moss Bank Park, and free. The terraces were very pretty and there was always a band playing on the bandstand and there was the glass house, later the butterfly house. In my teens someone reported having seen a ghost in there and there were hundreds ghost hunting that night.
In the summer we travelled by bus from Wolfenden street girls school to play tennis there. Then it started to go down hill and sadly I have not been there for years. I will have to go and look at the improvements sometime soon.
Insensitive or just gormless? Take your pick!
[quote][p][bold]Delyth[/bold] wrote: As a child I always liked Queens Park. The children's area was better than Moss Bank Park, and free. The terraces were very pretty and there was always a band playing on the bandstand and there was the glass house, later the butterfly house. In my teens someone reported having seen a ghost in there and there were hundreds ghost hunting that night. In the summer we travelled by bus from Wolfenden street girls school to play tennis there. Then it started to go down hill and sadly I have not been there for years. I will have to go and look at the improvements sometime soon.[/p][/quote]Insensitive or just gormless? Take your pick! The Running Man
  • Score: 17

8:10am Thu 28 Aug 14

delboytrotter82 says...

its a shame the woman was a very good friend to and my family and she was loved by everyone she was always out to help everyone she could and her death has been very upsetting for us all she was one of the nicest people I had every met such a lovely woman .
its a shame the woman was a very good friend to and my family and she was loved by everyone she was always out to help everyone she could and her death has been very upsetting for us all she was one of the nicest people I had every met such a lovely woman . delboytrotter82
  • Score: 41

10:04am Thu 28 Aug 14

boydell says...

FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote:
Never been, heard it's full of goons
As the saying goes "don't knock it till you've tried it" its a lovely park. A lot of work has been put into it with the help of the lottery.
[quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: Never been, heard it's full of goons[/p][/quote]As the saying goes "don't knock it till you've tried it" its a lovely park. A lot of work has been put into it with the help of the lottery. boydell
  • Score: 2

4:46pm Thu 28 Aug 14

DanThornton says...

Really bad report, for a start she wasn't found on queens park she was found in a back street near the park..... Just a report about something that's cometely irrelevant. 'Im sure it wasn't a very nice thing to find' hmmmmm no sh*t Sherlock!!!!
Really bad report, for a start she wasn't found on queens park she was found in a back street near the park..... Just a report about something that's cometely irrelevant. 'Im sure it wasn't a very nice thing to find' hmmmmm no sh*t Sherlock!!!! DanThornton
  • Score: 9

10:03pm Thu 28 Aug 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

We all know that the Bolton News hire rubbish reporters :-)
We all know that the Bolton News hire rubbish reporters :-) FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 8

11:20pm Thu 28 Aug 14

maryhorts says...

frankandbill wrote:
Woman found dead in park - news
Said park's cafe shut early because it was raining - not news

Who edits this stuff?
Who recruits and trains these reporters?

My 6 year old could do a better job
So sad this journalistic copy ....If the café had stayed open would this not have occurred ?...Who gives a fig if butterflies used to flutterby or if one park surpasses another ...At the end of the lovely reminiscences some one lay dead in that park and a family no doubt distraught .Bolton News needs to hitch up its journalistic standards and provide accurate reporting rather than all this " I was nearly there but narrowly missed it ...could have been scarred for life ,luckily I was shopping in Wigan but I was going to go to Bolton " ....Condolences to this poor lady and her family ,her death more poignant by the crap reporting and lack of sentiment ..
[quote][p][bold]frankandbill[/bold] wrote: Woman found dead in park - news Said park's cafe shut early because it was raining - not news Who edits this stuff? Who recruits and trains these reporters? My 6 year old could do a better job[/p][/quote]So sad this journalistic copy ....If the café had stayed open would this not have occurred ?...Who gives a fig if butterflies used to flutterby or if one park surpasses another ...At the end of the lovely reminiscences some one lay dead in that park and a family no doubt distraught .Bolton News needs to hitch up its journalistic standards and provide accurate reporting rather than all this " I was nearly there but narrowly missed it ...could have been scarred for life ,luckily I was shopping in Wigan but I was going to go to Bolton " ....Condolences to this poor lady and her family ,her death more poignant by the crap reporting and lack of sentiment .. maryhorts
  • Score: 12

12:46pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Lancashire always says...

Sorry to the families but i have to agree with the above the banner lines are getting rediculous ! Woman dies after Bingo is the latest one she was at home ???
Sorry to the families but i have to agree with the above the banner lines are getting rediculous ! Woman dies after Bingo is the latest one she was at home ??? Lancashire always
  • Score: 2

10:32pm Fri 29 Aug 14

discombobulator says...

Lancashire always wrote:
Sorry to the families but i have to agree with the above the banner lines are getting rediculous ! Woman dies after Bingo is the latest one she was at home ???
Your level of English and spelling is RIDICULOUS for someone criticizing journalistic standards. Dunderhead!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lancashire always[/bold] wrote: Sorry to the families but i have to agree with the above the banner lines are getting rediculous ! Woman dies after Bingo is the latest one she was at home ???[/p][/quote]Your level of English and spelling is RIDICULOUS for someone criticizing journalistic standards. Dunderhead!!!! discombobulator
  • Score: -2

11:54pm Fri 29 Aug 14

maryhorts says...

discombobulator wrote:
Lancashire always wrote:
Sorry to the families but i have to agree with the above the banner lines are getting rediculous ! Woman dies after Bingo is the latest one she was at home ???
Your level of English and spelling is RIDICULOUS for someone criticizing journalistic standards. Dunderhead!!!!
That's really a petty argument ..Bolton News reporting is pitiful and of Grade 9 standard ..Serious issues become second place as the inept reporters try and fill a page with all sorts of inconsequential nonsense .The editor needs taking to task over the rubbish he lets go to print ..
[quote][p][bold]discombobulator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancashire always[/bold] wrote: Sorry to the families but i have to agree with the above the banner lines are getting rediculous ! Woman dies after Bingo is the latest one she was at home ???[/p][/quote]Your level of English and spelling is RIDICULOUS for someone criticizing journalistic standards. Dunderhead!!!![/p][/quote]That's really a petty argument ..Bolton News reporting is pitiful and of Grade 9 standard ..Serious issues become second place as the inept reporters try and fill a page with all sorts of inconsequential nonsense .The editor needs taking to task over the rubbish he lets go to print .. maryhorts
  • Score: 4

10:30pm Mon 8 Sep 14

berry00 says...

WHATAMESSS.66 wrote:
Delyth wrote:
As a child I always liked Queens Park. The children's area was better than Moss Bank Park, and free. The terraces were very pretty and there was always a band playing on the bandstand and there was the glass house, later the butterfly house. In my teens someone reported having seen a ghost in there and there were hundreds ghost hunting that night.
In the summer we travelled by bus from Wolfenden street girls school to play tennis there. Then it started to go down hill and sadly I have not been there for years. I will have to go and look at the improvements sometime soon.
WAKEY, WAKEY!
I didn't mean thumbs down..lol
[quote][p][bold]WHATAMESSS.66[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Delyth[/bold] wrote: As a child I always liked Queens Park. The children's area was better than Moss Bank Park, and free. The terraces were very pretty and there was always a band playing on the bandstand and there was the glass house, later the butterfly house. In my teens someone reported having seen a ghost in there and there were hundreds ghost hunting that night. In the summer we travelled by bus from Wolfenden street girls school to play tennis there. Then it started to go down hill and sadly I have not been there for years. I will have to go and look at the improvements sometime soon.[/p][/quote]WAKEY, WAKEY![/p][/quote]I didn't mean thumbs down..lol berry00
  • Score: 1

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