Retrial date set after alleged stabbing at Sunderland call centre

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A MAN who was cleared of trying to kill his ex partner in a knife attack will be re-tried over the stabbing.

David Martin was found not guilty of the attempted murder of Kate Taylor but, after a trial lasting more than a week, jurors could not agree on a verdict on charge of wounding with intent.

Miss Taylor suffered a serious stab wound to her chest during the attack, which happened in Martin’s car outside EDF Energy in Sunderland, where they both worked, last May.

The case was back before Judge Paul Sloan QC at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday where it was confirmed prosecutors will re-try the 30-year-old on the wounding with intent charge.

A trial has been listed for September 9.

Martin, of Telford Road, Thorney Close, Sunderland, was remanded in custody in the meantime.