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Hartlepool man denies murder of ex-partner Kelly Franklin

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Image caption Police said Kelly Franklin suffered "significant injuries"

A man has denied murdering his ex-partner in a street stabbing attack.

Kelly Franklin, a 29-year-old mother-of-three from Kipling Road, was found dead on Oxford Road, Hartlepool, on 3 August.

Appearing at Teesside Crown Court via a video link, Torbjorn Kettlewell, of Oval Grange, Hartlepool, also denied a charge of possessing a knife.

The 30-year-old, also known as Ian, was remanded in custody pending a trial in January.

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