Thirty-Five-Year Old Man Jailed For life For Brutal Murder Of Allison Dodds In Blackpool

Thirty-five-year-old Alexander Hindley (pictured above) was today (Wednesday, March 27) sentenced to life imprisonment at Preston Crown Court for the murder of Allison Dodds (pictured below) at her flat on Redcar Road, Blackpool. He was told he will serve a minimum term of 16 years and eight months before he is eligible to apply for parole.

It was shortly before 11 a.m.  on 21st September 2023 that Police were called Allison’s home after her body was found under a pile of blankets and duvets inside the address.

A Home Office postmortem examination showed the 51-year-old died from multiple serious injuries which she had suffered in a violent and sustained assault at the hands of Hindley.

In a victim personal statement Allison’s family said: ‘Allison battled for years in the awful world of addiction, but she had decided she wanted to live in peace and sobriety and worked hard to get into rehab, she was due to go there that Monday after she was killed. She has now been cheated of that opportunity, the chance of her ever being in sobriety has been taken away – she will now never get the chance to feel freedom away from addiction.

Allison was the light of our family, a wonderful big sister. She had the ability to light up a room when she walked in. She was chaotic and hard work at times but even in her deepest addiction she stayed true to herself, to our family, to her morals, she would have done anything for anyone.

She always had a smile on her face, despite what she was going through. The number of people who did attend her funeral shows how much she was thought of in the community. Allison was just a beautiful lost soul; she will be sadly missed.’

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Webb added, ‘First and foremost my thoughts today are with Allison’s family who lost their loved one in horrific circumstances. Allison was subjected to a sustained and extremely violent assault at the hands of Hindley, an assault which caused the injuries which led to her death. Hindley is clearly a very violent man and I welcome the sentence today which I hope gives Allison’s family the sense that some justice has been achieved.’

Allison is pictured below.

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