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Updates from Alison McBlain murder trial as Christian Rivers expected to give evidence

By Amy Farnworth

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    Six people are facing charges of murder and attempted murder and are standing trial at Preston Crown Court - Joshua Titterington, 26, of Scotland Bank Terrace, Blackburn; Dean Tarim Qayum, 20, of Patterdale Avenue, Blackburn; a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons; Kaylib Connolly, 18, of Ivy Street, Blackburn; Karis Poynton, 27, of Whalley Road; and Jon Chatwood, 25, of Walsh Street, Blackburn.
  • - The Alison McBlain murder trial began on Monday where the case was opened for the prosecution
  • - On Tuesday, victim, Christian Rivers was expected to take the stand to give evidence for the prosecution, however, due to administrative difficulties that was not possible and the trial was adjourned until Wednesday.
  • - This morning, it is hoped that all Tuesday's issues will have been resolved and proceedings can continue, with Mr Rivers appearing in the witness box