The partner of a murder victim has said he hopes the killer will never be released after being jailed for 28 years for stabbing his neighbor to death.
Jamie Crosbie, 48, used two knives and a saw to kill father-of-three Dean Allsop, stabbing him 17 times on their street in Thorpe St Andrew near Norwich after hearing the sound of the son’s motorbike engine Mr Allop.
Two women who tried to help Mr Allsop, 41 – his partner Louise Newell and their friend and neighbor Kerryn Kray, formerly Kerryn Johnson – were also attacked by Crosbie.
Mr Allsop, of Primrose Crescent in Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.18pm on April 14 last year.
His partner, Ms Newell, said in a victim impact statement read out in court by prosecutor Andrew Jackson: “I will never forgive Crosbie for what he did to my family.”
She added: “I hope he never gets released.”
Jamie Crosbie (pictured after telling police ‘killing people isn’t always a bad thing’), 48, used two knives and a saw to kill father-of-three Dean Allsop, stabbing him 17 times on their street in Thorpe St Andrew near Norwich after hearing the sound of Mr Allsop’s son’s motorbike engine
Judge Anthony Bate, who handed down the sentence at Norwich Crown Court, told Crosbie: “I consider you a very dangerous man.”
He sentenced Crosbie to life in prison with a minimum sentence of 28 years, the amount of time he must serve behind bars before he can be released.
The bald defendant stared straight ahead throughout Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, bouncing his left knee up and down, and showed no reaction as he was ushered into the cells.
Crosbie was convicted of Mr Allsop’s murder following an earlier 12-day trial.
He was also found guilty of intentionally injuring Ms. Newell and Ms. Kray, and he admitted three counts of possession of an offensive weapon.
Mr Jackson said Crosbie was previously convicted of causing actual bodily harm in 2013.
Crosbie was also found guilty of intentionally injuring two women, Mr Allsop’s partner Louise Newell (pictured) and friend and neighbor Kerryn Johnson, who had come to help
On that occasion, Crosbie punched a security guard at an employment center where he had gone to complain about his entitlement to benefits and was told to leave, Mr Jackson said.
Crosbie was convicted in 2018 of criminal damage and possession of a knife in an incident when he threatened Mr Allsop with a knife and hammer after Mr Allsop put rubbish in his wheelie bin , Mr. Jackson said.
The lawyer said Crosbie threatened his supervising probation officer to kill Mr Allsop while serving a suspended sentence for the 2018 offences.
Mr Jackson said it ‘cannot be disputed’ that at the time of the murder Crosbie ‘suffered from a mental disability’, which was described by a psychiatrist as a ‘delusional disorder’.
He said it did “not extinguish” the defendant’s guilt.
Police previously released dramatic body camera footage of his arrest, which showed his reaction when told his victim was dead and faced a murder charge.
He said: “It makes me happy, it’s a good thing, it’s the best news I’ve ever heard.”
The video also shows Crosbie with a lot of blood on his hands and a head wound as officers ask him to kneel on the ground.
Two women who tried to help Mr Allsop, 41 (right) – his partner Louise Newell and their friend and neighbor Kerryn Kray, formerly Kerryn Johnson – were also attacked by Crosbie (left)
The defendant was found guilty of murdering father-of-three Mr Allsop (above) at Thorpe St Andrew, near Norwich, after a three-week trial, Norfolk Police said .
Lead investigator, Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray, of the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: ‘This was a cold-blooded attack by a man determined to cause a extreme harm to others.
“Dean suffered 17 stab wounds to his body, some of which were inflicted while he was lying face down and motionless.
“Crosbie’s savage attack didn’t stop there; he stabbed two people who had come to help Dean, one suffering from arterial bleeding in his neck.
“Crosbie is an extremely violent man who has no place in society, and we welcome the jury’s verdict today.”
Crosbie was cleared of two counts of attempted murder. He is to be sentenced at a later date
Lead investigator Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray said the incident had “striking similarities” to a previous incident in 2018 where Crosbie threatened Mr Allsop with a knife and hammer.
Andrew Jackson, prosecuting, previously said Mr Allsop and his son Mikey were ‘avid motorcyclists’ and ‘from time to time would tinker with their motorbikes at home’.
“Motorcycle engine noise in a residential area can sometimes, like many other things, cause annoyance to other residents and such minor problems between neighbors can be resolved amicably with reciprocal concessions from both sides,” Jackson said.
“The prosecution’s case is that on that day the defendant was annoyed by the sound of motorcycle engines and was not at all prepared to deal amicably with this matter.”
Mr Jackson said Crosbie stabbed Mr Allsop to death, then “when Mr Allsop’s partner, Louise Newell, and their friend and neighbor Kerryn Johnson tried to stop their neighbor from killing Mr Allsop, the accused attempted to murder these two women by stabbing them as well”.
He said Ms Newell was injured in the forehead, cheek and chest, and Ms Johnson in the arm and neck.
He said: ‘This was a cold-blooded attack by a man determined to cause extreme harm to others’
Mr Jackson said that on the day in question the engine on Mikey Allsop’s motorcycle “didn’t sound very good at all”, so Mr Allsop asked his friend Aaron Barkshire, a motorcycle mechanic who also lived on the road at the time, listen to this.
Mr Barkshire listened to the motor on Mikey’s bike near some garages and the motor ran “no more than a few minutes and then it was turned off”, Mr Jackson said.
“But it was enough to get the defendant’s attention.”
He said Crosbie “put his middle finger” on the three men, from a window in his house, swore at them and said he “couldn’t hear his television”.
Mr Jackson said Crosbie swore again and told Mr Allsop ‘come get me’, to which Mr Allsop did not react but instead started dialing 999.
The prosecutor said Crosbie then walked out of his home holding a saw in one hand and a kitchen knife in the other.
“He then started chasing Mr. Allsop,” Mr. Jackson said.
“At one point Mr Allsop took off and threw his helmet at the defendant.”
He said Mikey had run home and returned with a knife to try and “protect his father”, and that by the time Mikey returned, Mr Allsop had been stabbed.
Mr Allsop, of Primrose Crescent in Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.18pm on April 14 last year (pictured here with one of his three children)
Mr Jackson said Crosbie stabbed Mr Allsop (pictured here with one of his three children) to death and then ‘when Mr Allsop’s partner Louise Newell and their friend and neighbor Kerryn Johnson attempted to prevent their neighbor from killing Mr. Allsop, the defendant attempted to murder these two women by stabbing them as well’
Mr Jackson said Mikey heard his father say ‘he killed me’, Mikey ‘started crying’ and hit the defendant with the knife. Mikey then ran home to look for his mother, Ms Newell.
Crosbie broke the saw when attacking Mr Allsop, Mr Jackson said, and went home to get a second knife.
When Ms Newell arrived Crosbie was not there and she saw her partner on the ground, before Crosbie returned and stabbed Mr Allsop again, in the neck and upper back, Mr Jackson said.
He then pounced on Ms Newell and Ms Johnson when she came to help her neighbour, before Crosbie returned home.
Mr Jackson said Crosbie threatened Mr Allsop with a knife in June 2018, almost three years before the fatal attack, after Mr Allsop put rubbish in his wheelie bin.
“It looks like the trash cans were about to be collected,” the prosecutor said.
“Mr Allsop’s bin was full so he put rubbish in his neighbour’s bin.
“This prompted the defendant to threaten him with a knife and a saw.
“The defendant then pursued Mr. Allsop down the road.”
Mr Jackson said Crosbie also threw a hammer at Mr Allsop’s house, but missed and went through a neighbour’s bedroom window.
“He allowed himself to get angry over a relatively insignificant matter,” the attorney said.
Crosbie was taken to court in 2019 and found guilty of possession of a knife and criminal damage in the 2018 incident, but neighbors continued to live on the streets.