Sophie Cartlidge Bio/Wiki
Sophie Cartlidge, an “amazing” nursery worker, and mother, was murdered and raped by a 37-year-old man.
Sophie’s body was discovered by police in her home on Baldwin Avenue in Bottesford, Leicestershire, on Friday morning, according to Grimsby Live. At the Little Acorns Pre-School in Broughton, where she worked, the popular nursery worker and mother were adored by both parents and children.
She was 39 years old.
Killed In Her Home Full Details
At around 9.10 a.m., emergency personnel was called to the area after reports of a person’s safety are threatened.
There were no firearms used, according to the police. Sophie, on the other hand, had sustained serious injuries on the farm she shared with Andrew Grimes.
Grimes, 37, of Temple Road in Scunthorpe, appeared before Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on Monday afternoon to face one charge of murder and two charges of rape allegedly committed between June 17 and 18.
He was dressed in a light grey top and a protective mask. When Grimes arrived in the dock, he was flanked by two detention officers and spoke only to establish his age and address. No pleas to any of the charges were entered.
The prosecutor, Martin Howarth, came via video link to inform the court that the case needed to be sent to Hull Crown Court within 48 hours.
The defendant was denied bail and was remanded in custody until Wednesday’s hearing at Hull Crown Court. After consulting with his client earlier, defense counsel Andrew Havery made no application.
Sophie and Andrew shared a home on Baldwin Avenue, according to senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Grant Taylor, despite the defendant having a different address.
The senior officer stated, “Our thoughts remain with Sophie’s family and loved ones who continue to be supported by our specialist trained officer at this sad time.
“This is an isolated incident and there is no wider risk to members of the public. Our neighbourhood teams will continue to support and speak to local residents, if you see our officers please come and speak to them if you have any concerns.”
He went on to say thanks to everyone who assisted with the investigation’s inquiries. Sophie, a well-liked nursery worker, and mother, was adored by both parents and children at the preschool where she worked, Little Acorns.
The nursery would be shuttered for a week as her friends and coworkers grieved over her death.