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Man in court over Bradford Boxing Day stab death

Nicola Woodman Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption Nicola Woodman, 39, was found dead at a house in Bankholme Court in Holmewood

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman stabbed to death in Bradford on Boxing Day.

Nicola Woodman, 39, was found dead at a house in Bankholme Court in Holmewood at about 16:20 GMT.

A post-mortem examination found she died from a stab wound to the chest.

At Bradford Magistrates' Court, James Hutchinson was remanded in custody. The 42-year-old from Bradford is due to reappear at the city's crown court on Friday.

Image caption Two men were arrested, but one was released without charge

A 32-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder has since been released without charge.

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