Cathedral funeral to remember murdered Heather Cooper

Heather Cooper
Image caption Two cathedral services will be held to remember Det Con Heather Cooper

A cathedral funeral will be held for a Surrey police officer who was found murdered in woodland in Sussex.

The body of Det Con Heather Cooper, 33, was found in Blackdown Woods near Lurgashall, West Sussex, on 16 October.

Ms Cooper was from York and her funeral will be held at York Minster on Monday, Surrey Police said.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will also be held for friends and work colleagues at Guildford Cathedral on 29 November.

Stab wound

A collection to be held at the Guildford service will raise money for two Surrey charities that were linked to Ms Cooper's work as a police officer.

They are Your Sanctuary in Woking, a domestic abuse charity, and Children's Outreach in Guildford, which helps children affected by abuse.

Ms Cooper was killed by a blow to the head and a stab wound to the throat.

Her former partner, Peter Foster, 35, of West Street, Haslemere, has been remanded in custody, charged with her murder.

He is due in court for a plea hearing on 10 February.

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