Two women have been charged with murder over the death of a woman in South Yorkshire.
The body of Claire Louise Smith was found on Union Street close to Barnsley town centre on Saturday, May 19, at 6.50am.
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Police said a post-mortem examination revealed the 42-year-old died as a result of injuries from a 'very severe, physical attack'.
Penelope Brownlie, aged 45, and Justine Wainwright, aged 57, also known as Bridget O’Keefe, have this evening both been charged with murder.
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The women, both of Britannia Close, near to Barnsley town centre, remain in police custody and will appear at Barnsley Magistrates Court tomorrow.
A 71-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.
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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 01709 443544.