Tyne & Wear

Steven Hanson jailed after slashing mother and attacking prisoner

Steven Hanson Image copyright Northumbria Police
Image caption Steven Hanson pleaded guilty to both charges

A man who slashed his mother with a knife and then tried to kill a fellow prisoner has been jailed.

At Newcastle Crown Court, Steven Hanson, 22, admitted attempted murder and wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

His mother, aged 39, was slashed twice across the face at Argyle Street, in Sunderland, in May last year. He then carried out an attack at Durham Prison.

He was jailed for life and will serve a minimum of 15 years.

Det Insp Denise Clark, of Northumbria Police, said: "I'm glad a dangerous man such as Hanson will spend a substantial amount of time behind bars."

Hanson, of no fixed address, will be on licence for life once released.

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