Alison Morrison's killer jailed for life

Alison Morrison's killer jailed for life

Trevor Gibbon, who was found guilty of murdering former children's publisher Alison Morrison, has been jailed for life.

Gibbon was convicted of Morrison's murder last week. He stabbed her dozens of times as she walked to work in Harrow in December 2014.

The attack happened shortly after Morrison had obtained a restraining order against Gibbon, who had been harassing her family.

Gibbon, 48, was yesterday (30th June) sentenced to life with a minimum of 28 years for the crime, reported The Guardian.

Sentencing Gibbon, judge Timothy Pontius said: “This was not a frenzied loss of control on the defendant’s part but a merciless act of vengeance indubitably with the intent to kill Alison Morrison in the forefront of his mind.

“This brutal murder robbed a close-knit family of a devoted and caring wife, mother, sister and aunt. A woman the victim impact statements make movingly clear with a zest for life and enthusiasm for her responsible and stimulating job.

“As a result her family have been left devastated and the devastating effects on the relationship between her husband and her son may take a very long time to repair.”

Morrison worked at Penguin, Egmont and Walker before moving to Which? in 2007. She was also co-founder of the Diversity in Publishing Network (Dipnet, now EQUIP) and chair of Book Trust's board of trustees from 2005 to 2007.