TWO women have appeared in court following the murder of 42-year-old Claire Louise Smith.

Penelope Brownlie, 45, and Justine Wainwright, 57, also known as Bridget O’Keefe, appeared before Barnsley Magistrates Court yesterday after they were charged with Claire's murder on Wednesday.

No plea was entered. The women have been remanded to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on June 8.