Two women charged with murder over death of South Yorkshire woman

Two women have been charged with murder over the death of a woman in South Yorkshire.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 9:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 9:16 pm
Police at the scene.
Police at the scene.

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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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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A 71-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.