Her close friends revealed today that a horse enthusiast named Gracie Spinks murdered in a field attack had been stalked by a stalker and had filed a restraining order against him.
Gracie Spinks, a part-time model, was discovered seriously injured yesterday morning in the lovely village of Duckmanton, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
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She was allegedly viciously attacked while tending to her favorite horse Paddy.
At 8.40 a.m., paramedics hurried to Staveley Road, five miles from her house in Old Whittington, in an attempt to save her life, but she tragically died at the scene. A short time later, the body of a guy in his forties was discovered across fields half a mile away. Friends of the aspiring eventer and showjumper described how she had recently been “bothered by a bizarre man who was extremely enamored with her,” according to her devastated friends.
A pal, who did not want to be identified, said to The Sun: “We are aware that she had a stalker but didn’t know who he was. We heard she had taken out a restraining order against him because he was becoming quite a pest.
“She’s a beautiful young woman, very popular, and he was obsessed with her and kept turning up at the stables. He was infatuated with her.”
He added, “But we don’t know if this man is the same man who killed her and then himself.
“Gracie was a very private person who didn’t disclose much about her personal life. She had a close knit circle of friends who she trusted.”
Alison, Gracie’s mother, was “besides herself with grief,”
She added, “The entire family is utterly distraught.”
Another friend said: “Gracie didn’t have a boyfriend, she only had time for her horse and was always riding and loved competing whenever she could. She was a talented rider.
“We heard a weird man was bothering her but don’t know if he was from the riding community. He was totally obsessed with her.”
Derbyshire Police refused to comment on the likelihood that Gracie had a stalker. According to mirror.co.uk the force said in a statement: “Officers investigating the death of a woman in Duckmanton can now confirm that a body of a man was also found in the town and that we believe the two deaths are linked.
“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
“A woman was found injured in a field near to Staveley Road at around 8.40am. Paramedics attended and the woman, who was in her early 20s, sadly died at the scene.
“At 11am, the body of a man in his mid-30s was found in a field off Tom Lane, Duckmanton. “We have traced and informed both families and specialist officers are supporting them at this time. We appreciate that what has happened in Duckmanton will have shocked and upset many people in the community and officers will carry out extra patrols in the coming days.”
“We would urge you to stop and speak to an officer if you wish to raise any concerns.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact using the following methods quoting reference number 21*000338849.”
The deceased man’s name has not yet been revealed, but his family has been informed.
Gracie, a striking blonde six-footer who described herself as “single” and “horse mad,” worked part-time for a London modeling agency to help pay for her horse and fund her passion for showjumping, cross country, and dressage.
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