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Angela Burkitt jailed for life over Hull murder

Joanne Hemingway Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption Joanne Hemingway died in hospital after the attack outside a flat on Beverley Road

A woman has been jailed for life for stabbing her neighbour to death in a "revenge" attack outside a Hull flat.

Joanne Hemingway, 39, died in hospital after the stabbing on Beverley Road on 29 June.

Angela Burkitt, 53, of Beverley Road, was found guilty of murder following a trial at Hull Crown Court.

She was also convicted of intimidating a witness and will serve a minimum of 20 years in prison.

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The court heard Burkitt had attacked Ms Hemingway in revenge after a dispute between the pair, which led to them being involved in a fight on Beverley Road a few days before the murder.

Ms Hemingway died from a single stab wound to the chest which was delivered with such force that the knife blade snapped off.

Burkitt told police she was acting in self-defence.

In a statement released through Humberside Police, Ms Hemmingway's family said: "Joanne had a big heart and was an integral part of a loving and supportive family unit.

"She is irreplaceable and will be deeply missed by us all and everyone who knew her."

Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption Angela Burkitt will serve a minimum of 20 years in prison

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