Woman appears in court accused of attempted murder of partner

Police and paramedics at the scene of the incident on Oxford Road.
Police and paramedics at the scene of the incident on Oxford Road.

A WOMAN has appeared in court accused of the attempted murder of her partner.

Lyndsey Marie Green was brought before Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court charged with the attempted killing of Martin Strickland.

The 32-year-old defendant, who appeared in court in custody, spoke only to confirm her identity during yesterday’s hearing which was just a couple of minutes long.

She was arrested following an incident in a house in Oxford Road, near to Rossall Street, around 2pm on Tuesday, January 14, during which 38-year-old Mr Strickland was stabbed in the chest.

Emergency services were called to the property and Mr Strickland was taken by ambulance to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.

Prosecutor Guy Prest told the court that no bail application was being made, but Green’s solicitor Neil Taylor suggested that a request for bail could be potentially made by the defence once the case reached crown court.

No details of the alleged offence were read out during the proceedings.

Justices remanded Green, of Oxford Road, Hartlepool, in custody and sent the case to be dealt with by a judge at Teesside Crown Court, in Middlesbrough, on Thursday, January 30.

Green, who was wearing a navy T-shirt in the dock, raised her hand and waved to two relatives in the public gallery as she was led away.

Cleveland Police has confirmed that Mr Strickland is still in hospital receiving treatment.

A police officer could be seen standing guard outside of the house for several hours after the incident while detectives carried out inquiries.