Woman charged with the murder of Blacburn mum Alison McBlaine

A woman has been charged with the murder of Alison McBlaine in Blackburn.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 7:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 7:40 am

Karis Poynton, 27, of Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors, was charged with the murder of Alison McBlaine in Blackburn yesterday evening (January 27).

Poynton has also been charged with the attempted murder of a 26-year-old man.

She is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates Court today (January 28).

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A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: "A 27-year-old woman has this evening (Monday, January 27) been charged with the murder of Alison McBlaine in Blackburn, as well as the attempted murder of a 26-year-old man."

Poynton was arrested this morning along with two other people.

One person, a 62-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of conspiracy to murder.

He has been released on bail until February 25.

Alison McBlaine was fatally injured after a Fiat Punto Grande mounted the pavement in Whalley Banks. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

A 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and arson has since been released without charge.

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