Behind Bars - Darren Chawner


​A MAN from Stanley has been jailed for 14 years at Newcastle Crown Court for the attempted murder of his girlfriend.


Darren Chawner, aged 29 stabbed his girlfriend in the neck as they lay in bed, moments after telling her he loved her and just six weeks after she had given birth to his son.

Chawner carried out the attack without warning at the home he and his girlfriend shared in Park Road, South Moor, near Stanley.


The incident took place in the early hours of August 6 last year and came after Chawner had taken drink and drugs.

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