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Unlawful killing ruling on woman

Hannah Fisher
Police said the exact nature of her death would never be known

A woman found dead after breaking up with her boyfriend was unlawfully killed, a coroner has ruled.

Hannah Fisher, 21, originally from Wiltshire, had been studying in Leicester before her body found in a house in nearby Oadby on 19 January.

The body of her ex-partner Simon Marsh, 22, was discovered in a Leicester block of flats the previous day.

At Leicester Town Hall, Coroner Catherine Mason also ruled Mr Marsh took his own life.

While together, the couple had lived at the flats but Ms Fisher had moved to another address in the city.

Families 'devastated'

The day after Mr Marsh's body was found, police visited the house he had moved to in High Leys Drive and found his ex-girlfriend's body.

Ms Fisher, who moved from Compton Bassett in 2005 to study forensic science, was described as having suffered "a number of injuries".

Police said their investigation had revealed she had suffered domestic abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, but had never reported it to them.

Det Supt Stu Prior, said: "We will never fully know the events of that night, resulting in Hannah's death and Simon taking his own life, but we do know that two families have been left devastated."

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