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Woman found dead in Leeds named

Pauline Butler

A woman found dead at a house in Leeds has been named.

Pauline Butler was found stabbed at Cherry Lea Court in Rawdon.

A 65 year-old-man arrested on suspicion of murder is still in custody.

Det Chief Insp Steve Snow said: "A forensic post mortem was carried out this morning which established that the woman, who has been identified as Pauline Butler, 61, died of blood loss having sustained a number of stab wounds."

"Lifetime of grief" for family of Simon Holdsworth

The family of a murdered Sheffield man say they face a "lifetime of grief" as they made an emotional plea for information to track down his killer.

It comes after Simon Holdsworth's murder was featured on Crimewatch and police revealed CCTV footage that could hold the key to solving the crime.

He was killed as he made his way home from work shortly before Christmas. Martin Fisher met with Simon's mother:


Mother: Death of Simon Holdsworth not getting easier to comprehend

The family of Simon Holdsworth, who was murdered before Christmas, have thanked the dozens of people who contacted police after a new appeal for information last night.

Mr Holdsworth was attacked as he made his way home from work across a field in Hackenthorpe. Police are trying to trace a vehicle seen on CCTV close to the crime scene.

His mother says despite the calls it does not get any easier:

CCTV released in search for Hackenthorpe murder victim's killer

South Yorkshire Police have made a new appeal to find the killer or killers of a man from Sheffield who was murdered on his way home from work just before Christmas.

They have released CCTV footage, which shows a car travelling along Birley Spa Lane and turning right onto Delves Road, and also the vague outline of a person.

TV reconstruction to boost witness appeal

South Yorkshire Police are making a new appeal to find the killer or killers of a man from Sheffield who was murdered on his way home from work just before Christmas.

A special reconstruction of Simon Holdsworth's last journey home to Hackenthorpe will be screened later tonight on TV's Crimewatch programme. It will also include interviews with Simon's mother and fiance.

Crimewatch reconstruction of murder victim Simon's last movements.

Simon Holdsworth
Simon Holdsworth Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A reconstruction of murder victim Simon Holdsworth’s last movements will be aired on TV's Crimewatch programme tonight.

The 36-year-old’s body was found in the playing fields of Rainbow Forge Primary School in Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, on the morning of Tuesday, 17 December, 2013.

He was last seen at 11.10pm the previous night, getting off the no.120 First Bus on Birley Spa Lane, close to where his body was discovered.

Tonight's programme will feature, for the first time, potentially vital CCTV footage covering the school playing fields on the night Mr Holdsworth died.

Since December, police have been working tirelessly to find the paint sprayer's killer and bring them to justice.

Temporary Det Supt, Phil Etheridge, who is leading the investigation, said: "We really hope that tonight's reconstruction, and the airing of the CCTV footage for the first time, will jog people's memories and hopefully bring us the vital pieces of information we need to catch Simon's killer.

“Please think about whether you were around Delves Road or Birley Spa Lane between 10.45pm and 11.45pm on Monday, 16 December 2013. You may have seen something that proves absolutely vital.

“Equally, do you have any information about Simon's life that could help with the investigation? You may even have information about who is responsible for the murder.

“It’s crucial that we find out about what happened to Simon that night and I would encourage people to watch the reconstruction – it may just spark a memory that could lead to us finding out what happened to Simon.”

Anyone with details should call 101 quoting incident number 149 of 17 December, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Husband in court over wife's murder

Sheila Wild who was murdered at her home in Blaxton

A 51-year-old man has appeared at Doncaster magistrates court accused of killing his wife.

The body of 49-year-old Sheila Wild was found by police officers at her home in Thorne Road in the Blaxton area of Doncaster last month. Tests revealed she has been strangled.

Raymond Wild is charged with murder. He will appear at Sheffield crown court for a bail hearing later this month.

Husband charged with his wife's murder

A 51-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of Sheila Wild.

The body of the 49-year-old was discovered at her home in Thorne Road, in the Blaxton area of Doncaster, at around 6pm on Wednesday 26 February.

A post-mortem examination found that she was strangled.

Raymond Wild, from Thorne Road, in Blaxton, is due to appear at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court on Monday 3 March.

Police name woman murdered in Doncaster

Police have named the woman found at the property on Thorne Road on Wednesday as 49-year-old Sheila Wild.

Sheila Wild

Mrs Wild was found at the property in the Blaxton area of Doncaster at around 6pm.

A 51-year-old man was also found unconscious at the house and was taken to hospital where his condition is described as stable

He has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Woman charged with murder of man in Bradford

A 35-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of a 41-year-old man at Rosemary Gardens in the Allerton area of Bradford.

Alexia Heckles of Rosemary Gardens is due to appear at Bradford Magistrates Court this morning charged with murder.

"We were called at 12.30am on Saturday, 18 January, to a property on Rosemary Gardens, Allerton, Bradford, following a report of a disturbance at the address. A 41-year-old man was found with serious injuries and died at the scene. A 35-year-old woman was arrested from the scene and remains in custody on suspicion of murder."

– Detective Chief Inspector Jon Morgan of Protective Services (Crime)
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