Ellen Higginbottom


Ellen Higginbottom (December 5 - June 2017) was an A-Level​ student at Winstanley College​. [2]​ [8]​ [3]​ 


Ellen with a lamb

Life and Activities

She was in relationship with Ryan Warren. Her college bosses remember Ellen as being a young wonderful woman. [2]

Disappearance & Death

 At 7.20 p.m. local time, Ellen's family reported her missing after she failed to come home from Winstanley College. Friends stated they last saw her leaving college at 1pm. [8]​ [3]​ [2]​ 


Greater Manchester Police​ found her body at around 2.30am on Saturday, June 17, 2017, seven hours after she was reported missing in Orrell Water Park, Wigan​. [8]​ [3]​ [2]​ 



 Police stated there was a report that two young women were followed by two men in the area where her body was found. [8]​ [3]​ 


Post-mortem​ tests found that Ellen had been killed by multiple wounds to the neck. [8]​ [2]​ 


An unidentified 47-year-old man of the Billinge area has been arrested on suspicion of murder​. [8]​ [2]​ Authorities are also investigating if Ellen had been sexually assaulted​. [8]​ [3]​ 


A second man, aged 51, was arrested in Preston, Lancashire​ on June 18, 2017. [10]​ 

This is a discussion about the above article. Concerns about the topic, its accuracy, inclusion of information etc. should be discussed here. Off-topic discussion not pertaining to the topic of the page will be removed.