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Remains of a body have been found in Mansfield

The remains of a body have been discovered at a former garage in Mansfield.

Police were called to Nottingham Road at around 11:00 yesterday morning.

The area has been cordoned off while police investigate and tests will later be carried out to determine sex and identity.

At this stage the death is not being treated as suspicious.


Lloyds Bank to 'foot the bill' for cashpoint giveaway

Lloyds Bank have said customers who wrongly received extra cash at a cashpoint in Mansfield Woodhouse yesterday, will not be made to give the money back.

A photo of the cashpoint, in Mansfield Woodhouse, which gave out free cash yesterday... Credit: ITV Central

A spokesperson for the bank said today that an investigation into what went wrong was ongoing:

"It is unclear how much money is involved but we are aware that incorrect amounts were being dispensed. Customers will not have these taken from their accounts, Lloyds will foot the bill."

The cashpoint has since been closed, but not before up to sixty people started queueing for the machine... Credit: ITV Central

The cashpoint remains out of service.

Faulty cashpoint pays out money on demand to public

Customers at a Lloyds Bank branch got an unexpected windfall when a cashpoint started giving out free money.

Up to sixty people began queueing to use the the cash-point after word quickly spread that it was giving out free money...

The hole-in-the-wall in in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, developed a fault yesterday morning that resulted in it spewing out incorrect amounts of cash on demand.

Eye witnesses say that as word got round, up to 60 people were queuing to use the machine.

A customer reported the problem at lunchtime and Lloyds Bank finally closed down the cash point around 3.20pm in the afternoon.

Man arrested over jewellery shop smash-and-grab raid

A man has been arrested after a smash-and-grab raid at a Nottinghamshire jewellery shop yesterday afternoon.

Two masked raiders used sledgehammers to smash through the window of the Stamp King in Market Street, Mansfield, to snatch jewellery before escaping in a grey BMW estate.

A 36-year-old, from Nottingham, is being questioned over the burglary, which happened shortly before 12.30pm yesterday.

He is also being questioned on suspicion of possessing drugs.


Woman charged with Nottinghamshire man's murder

A woman has been charged with murdering a Nottinghamshire man.

Emiel Blankert, who was 48 and from Mansfield, died on Friday 13 December.

He had been taken to hospital four days earlier.

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

48-year-old Michelle Swift, from Ladybrook Place in Mansfield, has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Mansfield murder: CCTV released

Police investigating the death of a Mansfield man who died after a 'sustained assault' have released CCTV footage of him, following the attack.

Emiel Blankert died in hospital on the evening of Friday, 13 December.

The footage shows the 48-year-old in the Ladybrook area of Mansfield, near to where he lived, at around 4pm on Monday 9 December.

A 48-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Woman arrested over Mansfield murder

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a Mansfield man.

Emiel Blankert, who was 48, died on Friday 13 December, five days after going to King's Mill Hospital.

A post-mortem examination found he had suffered serious injuries from a sustained assault.

The woman, who is 48, was arrested early this morning.

A 27-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man arrested in connection with Mr Blankert's death last week, are still on bail.

Violent attack victim dies from multiple injuries

A man who was violently assaulted and left with serious injuries has died in hospital.

Emiel Blankert, aged 48, was attacked in the Ladybrook area of Mansfield on Monday. He died on Friday at Kings Mill Hospital.

Detectives investigating his death have released a CCTV picture which they believe shows Mr Blankert some time after the attack.

Emiel Blankert was spotted on CCTV after the violent assault Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

They are appealing for anyone who saw him in the area at around 4pm on Monday to come forward.

Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon said a Home Office post mortem had confirmed he had suffered multiple serious injuries in the "sustained assault".

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? If so, we need to hear from you.

Two women, aged 48 and 27, and a 21-year-old man have been arrested over the attack. They have been bailed as investigations continue.

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