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Family tribute to young woman from Manchester who died in Australia

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The family of a fitness instructor from Manchester who died in Australia have paid tribute to her.

29-year-old Stacey Tierney was found dead in a nightclub in Melbourne on December 19.

Investigations into her death are continuing.

A statement said the family had been through an "extremely difficult time" since learning about her death.

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"Stacey was, and will always be, the most amazing, special, caring person you could ever meet and this loss has devastated our family.

"The circumstances surrounding Stacey's death are being investigated by the authorities in Melbourne and we wait to hear further news every day.

"While we continue to work with the authorities in Melbourne our primary aim at this time is to bring Stacey home.

"Until we have Stacey home and the investigation is complete we would be grateful if the family's privacy can be respected and we are allowed time to come to terms with what has happened."

– Family statement

Stacey moved to Australia three years ago, living first in Brisbane before moving to Melbourne.

She had worked as a fitness instructor, doing zumba and spinning classes, both in Manchester and then in Australia.