Man charged with attempted murder after woman assaulted in Kirkby

A man was due to appear in court on Friday charged with attempted murder after a woman was assaulted and suffered a severe injury to her neck in Kirkby.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 2:35 pm

Police were called to the alleged knife attack – which happened inside a home on Hartley Road in the town – shortly before 2.30pm on Wednesday.

Officers gave first aid to the 41-year-old victim who was taken to hospital. The air ambulance was also called to the incident.

The woman needed emergency surgery and is currently in a stable condition.

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Police were called to the alleged knife attack, which happened inside a home on Hartley Road shortly before 2.30pm on Wednesday.
Police were called to the alleged knife attack, which happened inside a home on Hartley Road shortly before 2.30pm on Wednesday.

Ian Hemsworth, 61, of Hartley Road, Kirkby, was due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today.

Det Insp Gareth Harding, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “While this was a contained and isolated incident we are continuing to treat it extremely seriously.

“We have now secured a charge as a result of our investigation and our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”

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