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Man hangs himself after killing ex-partner

Scene of the murder in Skerries Walk, Darlington Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

An inquest has heard that a Polish man hanged himself just hours after stabbing his former partner several times. 56 year old Jerzy Tomkowski was found dead at his home in Skerries Walk in Darlington on May 11th by police investigating the earlier attack.

An inquest into his death heard that he and his partner had recently broken up. The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide.