An inquest has been opened into the death of a woman whose remains were found at a beauty spot in Stockport.

Yvonne McCann, from Brinnington, Stockport, was found dead on May 25 at Reddish Vale Country Park.

Coroner Alison Mutch opened the inquest into the 46-year-old's death at Stockport Coroners' Court on Monday (July 13).

"It was clear from the detective investigating the circumstances of her death that it was an unnatural death," Ms Mutch told the court.

"It will require me to open an inquest, I formally open this matter today," she said.

The coroner confirmed Mrs McCann's name, date of birth and address.

The mum-of-four was employed as a carer, the court heard.

She was married to Thomas McCann.

Ms Mutch confirmed that 'it is right that Mr McCann has been charged in relation to her death'.

"He appeared on June 2 charged with murder," police coroner's officer David Wood said.

Thomas McCann, 48, of Rosslave Walk, Brinnington has been charged with her murder.

A trial date has been set for November 16.

A post mortem was carried out on May 26, the court was told.

The coroner's court is 'awaiting the report' from the post mortem.

Yvonne McCann

The court heard how Mrs McCann was discovered in Reddish Vale, but her 'place of death will be the subject of discussion'.

"The officer involved in the investigation of her death was able to ascertain through DNA the body recovered in Reddish Vale was her," Mr Wood said.

The inquest has been adjourned until a provisional date of January 14 next year.

Ms Mutch said the inquest will not take place until the outcome of the murder trial.

"I would like to take the opportunity to express my condolences to the family of Mrs McCann, in particular her children at their loss at this difficult time", Ms Mutch said.

In a heartbreaking tribute to their mum, Yvonne's children said she was 'funny, loud and caring'.

Yvonne McCann

In a statement, issued last month, they said: "If anyone was to be asked to describe our Mum in one word, funny, loud, caring, loving are just a few.

“Our Mum raised four children and was a Nanna to two beautiful Grandchildren.

“There was never a quiet moment in our house, we knew we were loved unconditionally, and she taught us to stick up for ourselves, but also to be kind and to treat people right.

“Our Mum was never happier than when she had her family around her, and always put her children first. Mum was “louder than life” – we often heard her belly laugh before we even saw her. She was quick to smile and had time for anyone.

“Mum never took life too seriously, she was always joking and laughing, and it’s difficult to find a photograph of her where she isn’t pulling a funny face or sticking her tongue out.

“There was nobody like our Mum.

“She was our world and we were hers, we have lost the heart of our family.

"Mum was the bond that kept us all together, and we feel numb and broken without her.

"We know she would want us to enjoy our life every bit as much as she did. It brings us comfort to know that she is now with our Grandparents who she dearly missed.

“We would like to express our gratitude to friends and family for their kind thoughts, and would like to request some privacy at this tragic time.”