Man charged with murder of Castleford woman Rebecca Simpson

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Castleford.

Thursday, 29th August 2019, 7:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th August 2019, 8:39 pm
Rebecca Simpson, 30, died in hospital on the morning ofMonday, August 26, just hours after being found seriously injured at a property on Smawthorne Grove.

Rebecca Simpson, 30, died in hospital on the morning of Monday, August 26, just hours after being found seriously injured at a property on Smawthorne Grove.

Ricky Knott, 32, has this evening been charged with her murder.

Knott, of Arnside Close, Castleford, will appear at court tomorrow morning.

Rebecca Simpson, 30, died in hospital on the morning ofMonday, August 26, after being found seriously injured at a property on Smawthorne Grove.Photo: Google Maps

A photo of Rebecca was released by her family this evening, as police confirmed her identity.

In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said: "Police have this evening (29 August) charged a 32 year old man with the murder of a woman in Castleford.

"Rebecca Simpson, 30, died in hospital on Monday after being found seriously injured at a property on Smawthorne Grove.

"32 year old Ricky Knott of Arnside Close, has been charged with her murder and will appear at Leeds Crown Court tomorrow morning.

"Rebecca's family have released a photo of her."