Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Club Tribute to Tragic Teenager

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Club Tribute to Tragic Teenager

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A 'KINDHEARTED, witty and bubbly' teenager found dead in woodland will be remembered at a special event at her favourite nightclub.

Alicia Sidebotham was a regular at Indiependence, enjoying many a night with friends at the Wigan venue before her tragic death earlier this month.

Tributes poured in for the 19-year-old after she was discovered dead in Over Hulton, Bolton, on January 7. Police ruled out any suspicious circumstances. An inquest into Miss Sidebotham's death is due to take place at Bolton Coroners' Court in April.

Bosses at Indiependence were among the first to pay tribute and have now announced that a special night will be held in Miss Sidebotham's memory.

Dave Sweetmore, a regular DJ at the club said: "Alicia was a well known and well loved regular customer at Indiependence. "With the help of her friends, we've managed to get her three favourite bands to come and play on the night in what will be a fitting tribute to Alicia, also helping to raise money towards any unexpected costs in which her family might occur. …

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