Attempt murder charge – prosecutors claim man repeatedly stabbed partner

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A man has appeared in court charged with attempting to murder his partner.

Prosecutors allege Nicholas Robinson, 27, stabbed his partner Claire Chambers, 28, up to six times with a knife at the couple’s home in Denhale Avenue, Wakefield, on Friday December 27.

Wakefield and Pontefract Magistrates’ Court heard Miss Chambers has undergone surgery in hospital following the alleged incident.

Robinson, who was wearing a blue sweatshirt, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address at yesterday morning’s brief hearing. The court was told the couple have four young children and that Robinson works as a welder in the Normanton area of Wakefield.

Michael Devlin, defending, said: “This will be a denied matter which will ultimately go to trial in the crown court.” Mr Devlin asked magistrates to grant his client bail.

Bench chair Lorraine Jeffrey remanded Robinson in custody, telling him: “You will appear at Leeds Crown Court on January 13 by prison video link.

“You are remanded in custody until that time.”

Robinson’s father was in court for the hearing.

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