Woman arrested in Mansfield murder probe

editorial image

editorial image

Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of murder following the death of Mansfield man Emiel Blankert.

The 48-year-old woman was arrested this morning.

Mr Blankert (48) died on Friday evening, 13th December, five days after going to King’s Mill Hospital.

A Home Office post-mortem examination confirmed he suffered serious injuries as a result of a sustained assault.

Officers today have issued moving CCTV footage of Mr Blankert some time after he was assaulted. It was captured in the Ladybrook area of Mansfield, near to where Mr Blankert lived, at about 4pm on Monday 9th December.

Det Chief Insp Tony Heydon, who is leading the investigation, said: “We believe that Emiel would have had several injuries at the time this camera picked him up , but it essential that people look at this and think back to last Monday.

“We are continuing to focus on Emiel’s movements on Monday afternoon in the vicinity of his home in Ladybrook.

“We know that when Emiel went into The Ladybrook pub in Ladybrook Lane that afternoon around 4pm he had already been attacked.

“Do you remember seeing Emiel that day? If you do, please get in touch.”

A 27-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man who were arrested last week remain on bail.

If you have any information call the incident room on 01623 483118 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Back to the top of the page