Man jailed for life for murder of neighbour over motorbike noise

An “isolated man” who stabbed his neighbour to death after becoming annoyed by motorbike noise outside his house has been jailed for at least 28 years for his

murder. Jamie Crosbie, 48, used two knives and a saw to kill father-of-three Dean Allsop, stabbing him 17 times in their street in Thorpe St Andrew near Norwich after

hearing engine noise from Mr Allsop’s son’s motorbike. Two women who tried to help 41-year-old Mr Allsop – his partner Louise Newell and their friend and neighbour Kerryn

Kray, formerly Kerryn Johnson – were also attacked by Crosbie. Judge Anthony Bate, sentencing at Norwich Crown Court, told Crosbie: “I regard you as a very dangerous

man.” He sentenced Crosbie to life in prison with a minimum term of 28 years, which is the amount of time he must serve behind bars before he can be considered for

release. The balding defendant stared straight ahead throughout Wednesday’s sentence hearing, bouncing his left knee up and down, and he showed no reaction as he was led to

the cells. Crosbie was found guilty of murdering Mr Allsop following an earlier 12-day trial. He was also convicted of the wounding with intent of Ms Newell and Ms

Kray, and he admitted three counts of possessing an offensive weapon. 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 to the court by prosecutor Andrew Jackson: “I will never forgive Crosbie for what

he did to my family.”