Man due in court charged with murder after fatal stabbing in Thorpe

Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing and three other people injured at Primrose Crescent

Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing and three other people injured at Primrose Crescent in Thorpe St Andrew. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

A man is due in court today charged with murder after the fatal stabbing of Dean Allsop in Thorpe St Andrew, near Norwich.

James Crosbie, 47, of Primrose Crescent, Thorpe St Andrew,  is also accused of two counts of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and three counts of possessing an offensive weapon.

Crosbie has been remanded into custody and will appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court today.

Murder victim Dean Allsop pictured on a motorbike

James Crosbie has appeared in court charged with murder of Dean Allsop, pictured. - Credit: Facebook

It comes after emergency services were called to Primrose Crescent in Thorpe St Andrew shortly after 7.35pm on Wednesday, April 14, following reports of a disturbance involving a number of people.

Mr Allsop, 41, was stabbed and suffered fatal injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing and three other people injured at Primrose Crescent in Thorp

Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing, which saw three other people injured, at Primrose Crescent in Thorpe St Andrew. - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

Three other people were injured during the incident, Crosbie and two women, aged in their 40s and 50s.

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The woman in her 40s has been discharged while the second woman, in her 50s is still in hospital receiving treatment.

A Home Office post mortem examination held on Friday, April 16, concluded the cause of 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 (PIC).

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 which had been installed at the scene in Primrose Crescent has now been lifted.

Police forensic officers at the scene of a fatal stabbing and three other people injured at Primrose

Police forensic officers at the scene of a fatal stabbing, which saw other people injured, at Primrose Crescent in Thorpe St Andrew. - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

As previously reported, Mr Allsop has been described as a "diamond guy" by devastated friends.

A number of floral tributes to Mr Allsop have been left near to the scene.

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