Trevor Gibbon complained about the noise from Alison Morrison son’s skateboard
A defenceless woman was stabbed 33 times in a ferocious attack by the man next door who had become enraged at her son playing, a court heard.
Trevor Gibbon, 48, allegedly armed himself with two knives and ambushed Alison Morrison, 45, as she walked to the station on her way to work on December 18 last year.
He carried out the killing the day after he was handed a restraining order having pleaded guilty to harassing Mrs Morrison and her family for years, the Old Bailey trial heard.
The dispute dated back to 2011 when Mrs Morrison, her husband Cedric and their teenage son moved next door to Gibbon and his partner in Windsor Crescent, Harrow, north-west London.
Almost immediately, Gibbon complained about the noise from the boy’s skateboard but, despite the Morrisons’ attempts to placate him, nothing seemed to satisfy him, the jury was told.
As she lay dying in the street near her home, Mrs Morrison repeatedly named her attacker, telling residents who had flocked to help: “Trevor Gibbon did this to me.”
Meanwhile, the killer had fled in his Mercedes but was picked up later the same morning 100 miles away in Lincolnshire, saying he was “heading for the coast”.
Still with dried blood on his hands, he described himself to police as a “f***ing coward” and said: “It was over a neighbour dispute.”