Hundreds attend Shipley funeral of tragic Jade

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hundreds attend Shipley funeral of tragic Jade Hundreds attend Shipley funeral of tragic Jade

Around 200 friends and family have said an emotional final farewell to a young mother found strangled in a caravan.

Jade Watson's younger sisters helped carry her pink rose-covered coffin in to St Cuthbert's Church, Wrose, today for the hour-long thanksgiving and funeral service.

Police had been called at 4.58pm on Tuesday, November 5, to a house in Wood Lane, Swain House, Bradford, by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service which had responded to reports of a woman with "serious head injuries" who was not breathing.

Officers were directed to a caravan in the garden where paramedics had been trying to save the 22-year-old's life but she was pronounced dead shortly before 6pm.

The next day James Gray, a former boyfriend of Miss Watson, was charged with her murder. The 25-year-old, of Wood Lane, Swain House, is next due to appear before Bradford Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on Monday, December 23.

Mother-of-two Miss Watson, of Plumpton Gardens, Wrose, Shipley, worked in The In Plaice fish and chip shop on Sunbridge Road in Bradford city centre.

Friends described her as a "fantastic mother."

The service included tributes from her sister Ellie, 12, and Rebecca, 18.

Miss Watson's inquest has been adjourned pending the completion of criminal proceedings.


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