Lancashire Constabulary Murder of Alison McBlaine
DETECTIVES are appealing for information.
Details of Incident
POLICE have launched a murder enquiry after a woman died after she was deliberately run down by a car.
Alison McBlaine 36, (pictured) sadly passed away this afternoon (Thursday, November 21st) in hospital following the collision in Blackburn on Tuesday night.
Her family, including her 12-year-old son Reagan, were by her bedside.
Police believe the car, a Fiat Punto Grande, deliberately mounted the pavement before colliding with Alison, and a second pedestrian, a man aged 26 from Blackburn. He received more minor injuries.
The incident happened at 7.48pm on Tuesday (November 19th) on Whalley Banks at the junction with Pearson Street.
The car, believed to be on cloned number plates, failed to stop at the scene of the collision and a similar car was later found on Lower Hollin Bank Street with significant front end damage. Attempts had been made to set the vehicle on fire. It has now been recovered as part of our investigation
We remain keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the car, registration EX07PYA, in the moments before or after the collision, to come forward.
We would also like to speak to anyone in the Whalley Banks or Hollin Bridge Street area who has CCTV or dashcam footage to contact us.
Police last night (Wednesday, Nov 20th) arrested a 25-year-old from Blackburn on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Lee Wilson, said: “Alison sadly passed away from her injuries and my thoughts remain with her and her loved ones, including her young son. This is now a murder investigation and I have a team of detectives and staff continuing to work hard on this investigation and we continue to follow a number of different lines of inquiry.
“While we have made one arrest our enquiries are very much on-going and I would continue to appeal to anyone who can help us find out what has happened and who has carried out this horrific act to come forward. The public’s help is key to us in piecing together the events which led up to this collision and to finding those responsible and I am grateful to everyone who has assisted us so far. No matter how insignificant you may feel the information you have is I would urge you to come and speak to us.