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First the family of a young mother murdered in her home in Manchester seven years ago, are appealing for help to find her killer.

Clare Brown was found dead at her home in the Miles Platting area in two thousand and eight. The police are re-examining the case, and Clare's family are urging anyone who can help to come forward. Ralph Blunsom has been to meet the family:

Emotional appeal for justice from parents of murdered mum

The parents of murdered mum of two Clare Marie Brown have made an emotional appeal to catch their daughter's killer.

Clare Marie Brown was strangled in her own home seven years ago today

Her parents Margaret Taylor and David Wilson that they just want justice and what is fair for Clare's children.

Appeal to find killer of murdered daughter

Clare's Mother and daughter are launching an appeal to find her killer Credit: MEN Syndication

A mother has made an emotional appeal for help to get her daughter’s killer convicted as detectives re-examine the case.

Mother-of-two Clare Marie Brown was strangled in her own home seven years ago.

She was found in the bedroom of her house in Exford Close, Miles platting, by her brother after the family became concerned that they had not heard from her.

Her former boyfriend, Stuart Lawrie, from Gorton, stood trial for her murder, but was acquitted in November 2008.

The Manchester Evening Newsreports that officers from GMP Cold Case Review Unit are now going to reasses the murder.

They will check to see if any new forensic evidence can be gleaned.

The last person from her family to speak to Clare was her mother, Margaret Taylor.

She was a fantastic daughter - a fantastic mum. We all miss her so much.

We want to get justice for her children more than anything. I do think there is someone out there who knows something.

I wish they would just come forward and say it - think about the kids, think about our family.

It is seven years and we can’t move on. I think of Clare every day.

– Margaret Taylor, Clare's mother told the Manchester Evening News

Anyone with information can ring the cold case unit on 0161 856 5961 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Clare Marie Brown was strangled in her own home seven years ago. Credit: Manchester Evening News


Community Allotment to help save lives

Children in Greater Manchester have helped to open a community allotment next to their school. The pupils from Miles Platting have planted fruit and vegetables that will be used in their own school dinners. It's hoped the project will lead to healthier eating in the community.

Miles Platting has some of the highest rates of chronic disease compared to the rest of Manchester and the North West, including obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.