Woman appears in court over Ladybrook murder

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A woman charged with the murder of a Mansfield man has appeared in court.

Michelle Swift (48) of Ladybrook Place is accused of killing Emiel Blankert (48), also of Ladybrook Place in December. Mr Blankert died days after admitting himself to King’s Mill Hospital.

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

Following his death, police released CCTV footage of him walking into the nearby Ladybrook pub after he had been attacked.

Michelle Swift appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for a short hearing where she was held on remand to appear again on April 17th.