Neighbour of father-of-three killed after 'row over noisy motorbikes' is charged with murder

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The neighbour of a father-of-three killed after a suspected row over noisy motorbikes has been charged with murder, GBH and possessing an offensive weapon.

A mass stabbing erupted after Dean Allsop, 41, was trying out the vehicles in Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk on Wednesday.

Mr Allsop was left dead and three other people – one of whom is thought to be his partner, Louise Newell, 40 – were taken to hospital with knife wounds.  

He was said to have been attacked in front of his teenage son. 

James Crosbie, 47, was today charged with one count of murder, two counts of GBH and three counts of possessing an offensive weapon. 

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Monday.   

Father-of-three Dean Allsop was stabbed to death in front of his teenage son following a row over a noisy motorbike in Norfolk. Mr Allsop's partner, Louise Newell, is one of three people who were injured

Father-of-three Dean Allsop was stabbed to death in front of his teenage son following a row over a noisy motorbike in Norfolk. Mr Allsop’s partner, Louise Newell, is one of three people who were injured

Friends at the scene say Ms Newell and another woman neighbour were both stabbed when they went out to see what was happening.

Friends at the scene say Ms Newell and another woman neighbour were both stabbed when they went out to see what was happening.

A Home Office Post Mortem examination held yesterday concluded the cause of Mr Allsop’s death was a stab wound to the chest.

A second suspect arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm was questioned by detectives at Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre. 

While in custody, the 17-year-old male was further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A police cordon at the scene in Primrose Crescent has now been lifted.   

Norfolk Police said emergency services were called to Primrose Crescent shortly after 7.35pm on Wednesday ‘following reports of a disturbance involving a number of people’.

It was confirmed that armed police were among officers who responded.

Paramedics battled to save Mr Allsop, but he was declared dead at the scene close to his semi detached home where he lived with partner and children.

Mr Allsop and Ms Newell had two teenage children and another son aged around four.

The family were said to have moved to the area around ten-years-ago from Essex.

Mr Allsop’s friend Andrew Russen described him as ‘a full time dad’ who looked after his three children while his partner worked.

He added: ‘He was a top bloke. Everyone said the same. He was a proper family man. He was great with everyone’s partners and kids.

‘He loved fishing and motorbikes. He always wanted to help people and nothing was too much for him. This just shouldn’t have happened.’

Mr Allsop and Ms Newell had an 18-year-old daughter, a son aged 17 and another son aged around four.

Mr Allsop and Ms Newell had an 18-year-old daughter, a son aged 17 and another son aged around four.

Mr Allsop's friend Andrew Russen described him as 'a full time dad' who looked after his three children while his partner worked

Mr Allsop’s friend Andrew Russen described him as ‘a full time dad’ who looked after his three children while his partner worked

Three people are in hospital, including Ms Newell, while police are interviewing two men over the incident

Three people are in hospital, including Ms Newell, while police are interviewing two men over the incident

The scene was still taped off this week as investigators continued their work on the murder probe

The scene was still taped off this week as investigators continued their work on the murder probe

Mr Allsop was a motorcycle enthusiast, pictured is one of his bikes, along with his son. Locals say they were about to go out for a ride before the brutal attack

Mr Allsop was a motorcycle enthusiast, pictured is one of his bikes, along with his son. Locals say they were about to go out for a ride before the brutal attack

Police remained at the scene this week, where a motorbike was covered with a piece of white sheet

Police remained at the scene this week, where a motorbike was covered with a piece of white sheet 

White-suited forensic officers were also checking for evidence inside Mr Allsop's semi-detached home as friends placed flowers outside in tribute to him

White-suited forensic officers were also checking for evidence inside Mr Allsop’s semi-detached home as friends placed flowers outside in tribute to him

Two bikes can be seen standing within the police cordon, after two men were taken into custody

Two bikes can be seen standing within the police cordon, after two men were taken into custody

A friend of Mr Allsop said they saw him 'covered in blood' following the incident on Wednesday

A friend of Mr Allsop said they saw him ‘covered in blood’ following the incident on Wednesday

Norfolk Police said emergency services were called to the scene after 7.35pm that night

Norfolk Police said emergency services were called to the scene after 7.35pm that night

Among units deployed were armed officers in precaution of any further violence exploding

Among units deployed were armed officers in precaution of any further violence exploding

White-suited forensic officers were also checking for evidence inside Mr Allsop’s semi-detached home this week as friends placed flowers outside in tribute to him. 

His friend Aaron Barkshire, 29, who lives nearby, described Mr Allsop as having ‘a heart of gold’. He added: ‘He treated my kids as one of his own.’

At least eight police cars, ambulances and rapid response vehicles were seen in the area after the stabbing.

An East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter was also called to the scene and landed on nearby playing fields.

Retired health care assistant Eve Cooper, 67, said: ‘I realised something was happened when heard the ambulance and saw the police cars.

‘Then the helicopter came down so low that I could see the pilot. It was pretty awful.

‘I am a Londoner and I felt safe here, and I want to feel safe again.’  

Thorpe St Andrew is a small town and suburb two miles east of Norwich city centre and has a population of around 13,000 people.

The community stands beside the River Yare on the edge of the Norfolk Broads. 

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