CCTV shows Mansfield man after serious assault

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Police investigating the death of Emiel Blankert believe this CCTV image shows him sometime after he suffered a serious assault.

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who may have seen Mr Blankert at around 4pm on Monday 9th December, in the Ladybrook area of Mansfield.

Mr Blankert (48) died on Friday evening, 13th December, 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.

Detective Chief Inspector 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.

“We are continuing to focus on Emiel’s movements on Monday afternoon in the vicinity of his home in Ladybrook. Officers are conducting house to house enquiries and viewing CCTV of the area.

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

“Please view this image carefully, did you see Emiel that day? I hope it prompts members of the public to come forward. If so, we need to hear from you.”

Two women, aged 48 and 27, and a 21-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the incident. They have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Specially-trained officers are continuing to support Emiel’s family at this distressing time.

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