Alison McBlain Bio – Wiki
Alison McBlain was deliberately run over and killed by members of a drug gang in a “calculated, premeditated revenge slaying”.
She was thrown 40 feet down the road and suffered “catastrophic” injuries after being hit by a Fiat Punto which mounted the pavement and had its headlights switched off in Blackburn.
She was 36 years old.
Alison McBlain Killed
Ms. McBlain was thrown 40 feet down the road and suffered “catastrophic” injuries after being hit by a Fiat Punto which mounted the pavement and had its headlights switched off.
She died two days after the horrific attack in Blackburn.
The day before the attack, which happened in November 2019, Ms. McBlain and a 28-year-old man, who was also injured, had arranged to buy £60 worth of drugs from Dean Qayum and Kaylib Connolly.
Qayum and Connolly were part of a drug-dealing gang known as the ‘Bully Line’, the Manchester Evening News reports.
Officers were still able to recover forensic evidence from the car, and also used CCTV and mobile phone analysis.
Judge Sir Peter Openshaw passed sentence at Preston Crown Court earlier today.
Connolly, 19, and Qayum, 21, of Blackburn, were both found guilty of the murder of Ms. McBlain and the attempted murder of the 28-year-old man.
Both received life sentences, with Connolly having to serve a minimum of 14 years and Qayum a minimum of 20 years.
At a hearing in Preston Crown Court, Judge Sir Peter Openshaw handed down lengthy jail terms to Jon-Paul Chatwood, 26, Joshua Titterington, 27, Kaylib Connolly, 19, Dean Qayum, 21, and Karis Poynton, 27.
Alison McBlain and Christian Rivers were hit by a Fiat Punto on King Street in Blackburn on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
The Punto was being driven by Connolly. Qayum was in the passenger seat, with Titterington and youth in the back seats.
Following a five-week trial, on Monday, four of the six defendants were found guilty of her murder, and one guilty of manslaughter, with the sixth defendant – a youth who cannot be named for legal reasons, acquitted on all charges.