Thornton-le-Dale: Leeds man, 33, charged with murdering pensioner Brenda Blainey

A man is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with murder after the death of a woman in Thornton-le-Dale last week.

By George Buksmann
Monday, 10th January 2022, 4:30 pm
Officers at the scene in Thornton-le-Dale.
Officers at the scene in Thornton-le-Dale.

Brenda Blainey, a pensioner, was found dead in a house on High Street in the Ryedale village of Thornton-le-Dale, shortly before midday on Wednesday January 5.

Shavin Darvish-Narenjbon, 33, of Tinshill Lane, Cookridge, Leeds, appeared at York Magistrates' Court on Saturday January 8 and has been charged with her murder.

He is yet to enter a plea and has been remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court tomorrow, Tuesday January 11.

Brenda Blainey was found dead at a house in Thornton-le-Dale last week.

Neighbours and residents have spoken of their shock and paid tribute to a "friendly" and "beautiful lady".

Bouquets of flowers have also been left outside the house.