Post-mortem to investigate British woman’s death, Australian police say – BBC News

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Image caption Australian police are investigating Stacey Tierney’s cause of death

A post-mortem examination is to be held to investigate the unexplained death of a British woman in Australia, police say.

Local media reported Stacey Tierney, 29, was found dead in a strip club in Melbourne on 19 December.

The fitness instructor from Manchester may have lain undiscovered for up to 12 hours, the Herald Sun reported.

Her body was found at the central Melbourne location about 11:50 local time, Victoria Police said.

“The exact circumstances surrounding the English woman’s death are yet to be determined and a post mortem will be conducted,” they said in a statement.

Police did not say whether Ms Tierney’s death was being treated as suspicious.

‘Our beautiful Stacey’

An online funding page set up to help return Ms Tierney’s body to the UK has raised more than 11,000 ($13,511; A$18,779).

“As some of you may know we sadly lost our beautiful Stacey on Monday,” a message on the page reads.

“Stacey was living her life to the full in Australia and she has made a huge impact on everyone who knew her.

“On behalf of her mum Michelle and her sisters Stephanie, Kristie, and Kelly-Anne and the rest of her family we would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of condolence.”

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