Sex change primary school teacher is found dead

The announcement of Miss Meadows' death was posted on the school's website yesterday Credit: St Mary Magdalen's C of E Primary School

A primary school teacher who began the new term as a woman has been found dead.

Pupils at St Mary Magdalen's C of E Primary School in Accrington in Lancashire, and their parents were told in December that she wanted to be addressed as Miss Lucy Meadows after the Christmas break.

Miss Meadows thanked school governors and staff for their support when she announced her transition plans, but some parents' concern was reported in the media.

The 32-year-old's body was found at a house in Accrington on Tuesday. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

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