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Horse rider model killed in field in apparent ‘murder-suicide’

A young horse rider and model was found dead in a picturesque village field in a suspected murder-suicide in the UK.

A young horse rider was found dead in a field in a suspected murder-suicide in the UK.

Part-time model Gracie Spinks, 23, was found injured in the picturesque village of Duckmanton, Derbyshire on Friday.

Paramedics rushed to the scene in Staveley Road in a desperate bid to save her life at 8.40am but she tragically died at the scene.

The body of a man in his thirties was found a short time later about half a mile away, across fields.

Tributes flooded in for Gracie – who was described as the “life and soul of the party”.

The six-foot blonde is said to have done modelling work for a London based agency to earn money.

Friends said she lived for horses and riding and she took part in showjumping and dressage competitions with her favourite mount Paddy.

Villagers in the picturesque village of Duckmanton, Derbys were told by police not to leave their homes following a heavy police presence.

Teachers at nearby Poolsbrook Academy Primary school were reportedly advised by cops not to allow children to play outside.

As news of Gracie’s death emerged, loved ones took to social media to express their shock.

Flowers were laid outside her family home where loved ones had gathered but were too upset to talk to media.

Pal Alicia Jordan posted on Facebook: “Oh Gracie Spinks I don’t even know what to say. “Heartbroken doesn’t even cut it.

“You really were the life of the party, we made so many memories us four and I couldn’t be more grateful to know you.

“Honestly sat here thinking of them is making me smile.

“This world is so, so cruel and it’s really not fair. Rest in peace Gracie you will be so missed. Thinking of your family and friends.”

A police spokesman said it was believed the two deaths were linked and they were not looking for anyone else.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission

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