Mansfield woman appears before magistrates over Emiel’s murder

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Mansfield woman Michelle Swift (48) appeared before town magistrates this morning charged with the murder of Emiel Blankert.

Mr Blankert (48), who is believed to have lived in a flat above a parade of shops on Ladybrook Place, died on 13th December, having been admitted to hospital four days earlier.

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

Ms Swift, who was tearful throughout the short hearing, spoke only to confirm her name.

She is due before Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow morning.