The family of murdered Julie Davison have spoken of their torment at hearing how convicted murderer James Allen killed their beloved sister.
Speaking outside Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday afternoon, after a trial which has lasted over three weeks, Julie’s sister, Dawn Kibble and her husband George said Allen had committed a “cruel and wicked” act.
In a statement released through North Yorkshire Police the couple said: “Julie meant the world to us and we are still struggling to come to terms with what happened to her on that awful day.
“On hearing the evidence of how Julie died, we consider this was an act carried out in a way that was cruel, wicked and so totally unnecessary.
“It causes the family great pain and anguish thinking of what Julie went through in the moments leading to her death.”
Her family also thanked the police but said they were frustrated Allen would continue to cost the public while he is kept in prison.
They added: “The only frustrating thing to arise from today’s verdict is the future cost to the public purse in keeping Allen for the duration of his sentence.”