Man appears in court charged with murdering 30-year-old Rebecca Simpson at house in Castleford

Rebecca Simpson died after being found with head injuries at house in Castleford.
Rebecca Simpson died after being found with head injuries at house in Castleford.

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman who died after being found with serious head injuries in Castleford.

Ricky Knott appeared before Leeds Magistrates Court earlier today over the death of 30-year-old Rebecca Simpson.

Ms Simpson died in hospital on Monday after being found seriously injured at a property on Smawthorne Grove.

Knott, 32, of Arnside Close, Castleford, did not enter a plea when he appeared before the court for the brief hearing.

The case was committed to Leeds Crown Court where Knott will appear before a judge on Monday morning, September 2.

He was remanded in custody until the next hearing.