Janice Twist: inquest opens into death of Wigan woman who went missing

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A coroner is investigating the circumstances around her death.

An inquest has opened into the death of a woman who went missing in Wigan in May.

Police appealed for help last month to find Janice Twist, also known as Janice Cleworth, who was last seen on Charles Street in Leigh at around 4pm on Wednesday 25 May.

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Social media posts urging people to look out for her were shared widely as the community came together to help.

But officers sadly found a body on Saturday 4 June, leading to tributes being paid from her relatives, friends and the wider community.

Moving posts about Janice on social media described as the “life of every party” and a “beautiful lady”.

An inquest to consider the circumstances surrounding the 46-year-old’s death has now been opened at Bolton Coroner’s Court.

Senior coroner Timothy Brennand adjourned the inquest for a full hearing at a later date.


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