26-year-old man charged with murder of Blackburn mum Alison McBlaine

A 26-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Alison McBlaine in Blackburn.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 10:04 am
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 10:04 am
Joshua Titterington, 26, from Blackburn, has been charged with the murder of Alison McBlaine, 36, who died after being struck by a vehicle on November 19, 2019. Pic: Lancashire Police

Joshua Titterington, of Scotland Bank Terrace, Blackburn has been charged with the murder of the mum-of-one who died after being struck by a car that mounted a pavement last November.

He has also been charged with the attempted murder of a 26-year-old man who was seriously injured in the collision.

Titterington was initially arrested in connection with the investigation, but had been bailed pending further enquiries.

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He was re-arrested by yesterday (February 13) and later charged.

He is due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning (February 14).

Ms McBlaine, 36, died in hospital on November 21, two days after being struck by the car in Whalley Banks, at the junction with Pearson Street

Detectives believe a car, a Fiat Grande Punto, mounted the pavement before colliding with Ms McBlaine and a 26-year-old man.

The Fiat was later found on Lower Hollin Bank Street where attempts had been made to set it on on fire.

Five people have already been charged in connection with the investigation.