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Hastings woman jailed for trying to kill partner
3:00pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 in News
A woman has been jailed for eight years for the attempted murder of her partner.
Christine Coton, 64, stabbed her younger partner a number of times.
The man, then 48, was whisked to hospital in a life-threatening conditioning and required two operations.
At Hove Crown Court, Coton, of Ashburnham Road, Hastings, was sentenced to eight years in prison for attempted murder.
Police and paramedics had been called to the couple’s home on June 26 last year, where they found a blood-stained man and woman.
A police statement said: “They found a 48-year-old man with multiple stab wounds and a number of other superficial cuts.
“He was immediately taken to Conquest Hospital in St Leonards with life-threatening injuries and had to undergo two operations to stabilise his condition.”
Coton was found guilty of attempted murder after a six-day trial at Hove Crown Court.
Detective Constable Paula Melville said: “Domestic violence at any level is a crime that is always taken very seriously by Sussex Police . The victim in this case is still struggling to come to terms with what happened to him, but is pleased with the verdict. I hope that this will help him.
“I would urge anyone who is suffering domestic abuse to contact us. There are many services who can offer support and our aim is to prevent such incidents as much as it is to seek justice for those who have suffered.”
To report domestic violence call 101.
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