Ellen Higginbottom murder: Preston man charged

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A man has been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old student whose body was found at beauty spot.

Ellen Higginbottom’s body was found with multiple stab wounds at Orrell Water Park, Wigan early on Saturday.

She had been reported missing by her family at 19:20 BST on Friday after failing to return home from college.

Mark Steven Buckley, 51, of New Hall Lane, Preston has been remanded in custody and will appear at Wigan Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Three other people have been arrested in connection with her death.

A 47-year-old Wigan man is being held on suspicion of murder and a man and a woman, both 30 and from Wigan, are being questioned on suspicion of assisting an offender.