Hairdresser ‘murdered husband of 34 years by stabbing him once through the heart’, inquest hears

Hairdresser ‘murdered construction boss husband of 34 years by stabbing him once through the heart’ three days after Christmas, inquest hears

A hairdresser ‘murdered [her] construction boss husband of 34 years by stabbing him once through the heart’, an inquest heard. 

Teresa Hanson, 54, of West Cowick near Snaith, has been charged with his murder as an inquest into her husband’s death was opened and adjourned yesterday.

She previously appeared in custody before Hull Crown Court earlier this month and was granted bail.

Paul Hanson, 54, passed away on December 28 after being stabbed by his wife at his home in West Cowick, East Yorkshire.

Paul Hanson pictured enjoying Christmas Day with his family

Teresa Hanson with her meal on Christmas Day

Teresa Hanson, 54, has been charged with Paul Hanson’s murder as an inquest into her husband’s death was opened and adjourned yesterday

Mr Hanson's family members were told that the post-mortem showed he passed from a single stab would to the chest

Mr Hanson’s family members were told that the post-mortem showed he passed from a single stab would to the chest

Police were called to Little London Lane at 7.15pm that day after reports that Mr Hanson had suffered a stab wound.

The inquest heard that after being called for, an ambulance crew turned up and CPR was commenced on Mr Hanson.

The 54-year-old grandfather, was taken to hospital at Hull Royal Infirmary at 7.05pm on December 28, but died shortly afterwards despite the efforts of the emergency services.

Mr Hanson’s present family members were informed that the post-mortem showed he died from a single stab would to the chest. 

Paul Hanson, 54, (pictured) passed away on December 28 after being stabbed by his wife at his home in West Cowick, East Yorkshire

Paul Hanson, 54, (pictured) passed away on December 28 after being stabbed by his wife at his home in West Cowick, East Yorkshire

Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Burnett, of Humberside Police, said:  ‘An investigation was launched and a number of inquiries carried out. That is still ongoing.

‘There has been the recovery of digital devices, interviews with the suspect, other witnesses and house-to-house inquiries.’

Senior coroner Professor Paul Marks said he could not yet release Mr Hanson’s body as the defence team had requested a second post-mortem on Monday, January 23.

Mrs Hanson was seen on January 3 in a secure dock at Hull Crown Court – after she had denied a charge of murder.

The grandmother was granted bail and must stay with her parents in Rawcliffe Bridge, near Goole. 

Neighbours allegedly described the pair, who had been married for 34 years, as a 'lovely couple'

Neighbours allegedly described the pair, who had been married for 34 years, as a ‘lovely couple’

She is now on an electronically monitored curfew set between 11pm and 6am and has had to surrender her passport to the police.

A provisional date for a five-day trial has been set for June 12.

The pair, who had been married for 34 years, had allegedly been enjoying a Christmas dinner cooked by Mrs Hanson during the time of the incident. 

Neighbours described Mr Hanson as a ‘doting dad and grandad’ who would always stop for a chat, The Sun reported.

Others described the duo as a ‘lovely couple’.

Concluding the inquest, Professor Marks suggested it would be unnecessary to complete the inquest as the four questions a coroner needs to answer – namely who died, where, when and how – would likely be addressed during the criminal trial.

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