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Family praises 'treasured daughter and sister' as man accused of her murder appears in court

Stacey Cooper Credit: Cleveland Police

A mother who was found dead at a house in Redcar on New Year's Eve has been named as Stacey Cooper.

The 34-year-old was found by emergency services at a property in Malham Gill just after 2pm on Tuesday.

Her family have paid tribute, saying in a statement:

"Stacey was a much-loved mother-of-six, a treasured daughter and sister. There are no words to express our sadness.

Stacey was a wonderful mother and the loss of her to her children is unimaginable."

– Statement from family of Stacey Cooper

Liam Murray, 28, from Whitby Avenue in Guisborough, appeared before Teesside Magistrates this morning charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.

The defendant, wearing a grey T-shirt, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

He will appear before Teesside Crown Court on Friday 3 January 2020.

Officers outside a property in Malham Gill, Redcar Credit: ITV Tyne Tees