Joan Hoggett murder trial: Customer tells jury how he tried to help Sunderland One Stop shop worker after she was repeatedly stabbed

A customer has told jurors he tried to comfort tragic Joan Hoggett after she was repeatedly stabbed in her store.

By Karon Kelly
Tuesday, 05 March, 2019, 15:10
Joan Hoggett was a much loved great-grandmother.

George Jones was a regular at the One Stop Shop and had told the court he had gone in on September 5 last year to buy some cans but had not noticed anything unusual at first.He told jurors at Newcastle Crown Court: "I bent down to get my cans and when I got back up and turned around I saw a woman on the floor."I thought she had fallen over."

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Floral tributes left to Joan Hoggett outside of the One Stop shop where she worked.