Gran’ murdered husband of 34 by stabbing him once through the heart three days after Christmas

A GRAN murdered her 34-year-old husband by stabbing him in the heart three days after Christmas, an inquest has heard.

Paul Hanson, 54, died on December 28 after being stabbed to death at his home in West Cowick, East Yorkshire.

Teresa Hanson is accused of murdering her husband Paul Hanson


Teresa Hanson is accused of murdering her husband Paul HansonCredit: Ben Lack
Police on the ground in West Cowick, East Yorkshire


Police on the ground in West Cowick, East YorkshirePhoto credit: MEN Media

The site manager, father and grandfather, was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary but died shortly thereafter.

His wife Teresa Hanson, 54, has been charged with murder and appeared at Hull Crown Court earlier this month, where she was granted bail.

An inquest into Mr Hanson’s death was opened and adjourned yesterday.

Chief Medical Examiner Professor Paul Marks told the family present that he could not yet release Mr Hanson’s body because the defense team requested a second post-mortem on Monday.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Burnett of Humberside Police gave a summary of what happened, the results of the autopsy and the current status of the investigation.

She said: “At 7:05pm on December 28, emergency services received a call from a woman saying she needed an ambulance.

“Crews showed up and CPR began.

“The injured man had a stab wound in his chest.

“He was transported to the Hull Royal Infirmary but was pronounced dead later in the evening.

“The autopsy concluded that the cause of death was a stab wound to the heart.

“An inquiry has been launched and a number of inquiries have been made. This is still ongoing.

“There was digital recovery, interviews with the suspect, other witnesses and house-to-house investigations.”

Ms Hanson, who turned 54 on New Year’s Day, appeared in a secure dock at Hull Crown Court on January 3 after previously denying a charge of murder.

The couple had been married for 34 years and pictures were released of them sitting around a table accompanied by family members believed to be grandchildren.

Apparently they were enjoying a Christmas dinner prepared by Mrs. Hanson.

June 12 was set as a provisional date for a five-day trial.

Ms Hanson has been released on bail and is to live with her parents at Rawcliffe Bridge, near Goole.

She has an electronically monitored curfew between 11pm and 6am and had to hand in her passport to the police.

Neighbors described Mr Hanson as a “doting father and grandfather” who was always stopping for a chat.

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Other residents described them as a “beautiful couple”.

In adjourning the inquest, Prof Marks indicated that it may not be necessary to close the inquest as the four questions a coroner must answer – namely who died, where, when and how – would likely be answered during the criminal proceedings . Gran’ murdered husband of 34 by stabbing him once through the heart three days after Christmas


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