Wife, 48, is accused of trying to murder her husband at the family home


Wife, 48, is accused of trying to murder her husband at the family home as their son is charged with assisting an offender

  • Kevin Singleton was found with head and stab wounds at their family home
  • Joanne Singleton of Althorpe, 48, has been charged with attempted murder 
  • The couple’s son, Fox Singleton, is also accused of assisting an offender 
  • Judge said it was ‘one of the gravest of offences that comes through this court’

A mum of three has appeared in court accused of attempting to murder her husband as their son is also charged with assisting an offender.

Kevin Singleton was found with head and stab wounds at the family home near Scunthorpe on Monday afternoon.

Wife Joanne Singleton, 48, has been charged with attempted murder, and their son Fox Singleton, is accused of assisting an offender. 

They appeared before the court separately. The couple also have two daughters.

Prosecutor, Angela Finnan said paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service found Mr Singleton with ‘a substantial head injury’ and ‘a number of puncture wounds,’ including a punctured lung. EMAS had been alerted at 1.51pm.

Joanne Singleton (left0, a mum of three, has appeared in court accused of attempting to murder her husband. Kevin Singleton (right) was found with head and stab wounds at the family home on Derrythorpe Road, Althorpe on Monday afternoon

The prosecutor described them as ‘life-threatening injuries,’ and added that the victim remains in traumatic care in hospital, but did not state which hospital.

Barrister Ian Haywood, on behalf of Joanne Singleton, confirmed CSI officers had been at the home since Monday and were due to complete their forensic examination of the scene by late yesterday.

District Judge Daniel Curtis said the offence was ‘one of the gravest of offences that comes through this court.’

He rejected an application for bail and remanded Mrs Singleton to custody to reappear at Hull Crown Court on October 9.

Joanne Singleton has been charged with attempted murder, and their son Fox Singleton (right), is accused of assisting an offender

Joanne Singleton has been charged with attempted murder, and their son Fox Singleton (right), is accused of assisting an offender

East Midlands Ambulance Service found Mr Singleton with 'a substantial head injury' and 'a number of puncture wounds,' including a punctured lung

East Midlands Ambulance Service found Mr Singleton with ‘a substantial head injury’ and ‘a number of puncture wounds,’ including a punctured lung

Mrs Singleton wore a grey top and kept her glasses tucked in her dyed-blonde hair which was in a ponytail.

Fox Singleton was granted bail on conditions of an electronic tag, curfew and reporting restrictions. 

He was represented by Andrea Wilkes and will also will appear at court on October 9 at Hull.

No pleas were entered in either of the separate hearings. 

The dock at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court was sprayed with sanitiser by a member of Engie cleaning support staff after each defendant appeared and the glass panels were wiped down. 

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