A MAN has appeared in court charged with murdering Huddersfield woman Geraldine Brocklehurst.
Shane Haynes, 22, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth, and address at the hearing at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.
Geraldine, 40, was found dying in Lower Fitzwilliam Street at 1.30am on Thursday last week.
Haynes, of Corby Street, Birkby, appeared in the dock unshaven and dressed casually. He showed no emotion during the short hearing.
Prosecutor Shanaila Qureshi, outlining the case, detailed evidence given by witnesses who were in the area of the Great Northern Retail Park when the attack happened.
Police arrested Haynes shortly after Geraldine was found.
His solicitor, Paul Normandale, applied for bail, but magistrates refused to grant it.
Haynes was remanded in custody to appear before Bradford Crown Court via video link this Friday.
During the hearing it was also revealed that Geraldine died from a stab wound to the left side of her neck. She was also stabbed in her chest, shoulder and hands.
Her death in Huddersfield’s red light area prompted floral tributes to be laid in Lower Fitzwilliam Street.
Many are taped to the lamp-post close to where she was found fatally wounded.
One bears a poem about the terrors of knife crime and is signed Mandy.
Another reads: “Auntie Gez, We will always remember the fun times we had with you. I know Heaven will welcome you with open arms. Love you always, rest in peace, Becky and Danny.”