Heartbreaking tributes paid to ‘murdered’ mum: ‘I am so sorry for not protecting you’

Regan Tierney was found dead at an address in Manchester Road, Walkden, Manchester, in the early hours of Wednesday.

The 27-year-old was described by her family as “beautiful” and an “amazing mother”. 

Her death came just 24-hours after she confirmed she was in a new relationship on Facebook.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed the incident is being treated as a murder probe.

No arrests have been made over the death of the mum-of-two.

A man in his 30s also found on the scene was taken to hospital and is in a critical condition. 

“She was a beautiful daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, and an amazing mother.”


In a tribute, Ms Tierney’s family said: “She was a loving mum who loved family life. 

“She will be greatly missed by her two children and family.

“Regan was taken from our lives too soon. She was a beautiful daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, and an amazing mother. 

“We will forever cherish the memories.

“At this time we respectfully ask for some privacy whilst we grieve the loss of our loved one.”

Tributes have also been left at the property with flowers and stuffed toys placed on the garden wall.

One reads: “I am so sorry for not protecting you. I wish you were still here to play Xbox and laugh at our silly jokes.”

It added: “I will fight for you and get the justice you deserve. 

“I will always protect the kids and keep them safe. They love and miss their beautiful mummy.”

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Packer described her death as a “tragic incident” and said murder squad are supporting the family. 

Witnesses described police swooping on the house after they heard someone screaming “no, no, no”. 

One said: “We were in bed and we just saw flashing lights and sirens. I looked out of the window and thought ‘what’s going on?’.”

Residents described seeing three police vans, two unmarked police cars and several ambulances on the scene in Manchester Road. 

DCI Packer said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident in which a young woman has lost her life and we are doing all we can to support her family at this unimaginably difficult time.

We have a team of specialist officers at the scene carrying out investigative work and the scene will remain in place throughout the day.

“If you have any information that could assist our enquiries, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem, please get in touch as a matter of urgency on the below numbers so that we can piece together the circumstances surrounding this.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 3400 or 101 quoting incident number 163 of 05/06/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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