Alice was kind, clever and beautiful. She had an infectious personality and an incredible sense of humour: she saw the fun side of everything. She loved life, loved her friends and loved her job. She had so much to live for. Tragically, Alice was murdered in Gateshead on 12 October 2016, aged just 24.
On 26 April 2017 Trimaan Dhillon was convicted of Alice's murder and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 22 years. His controlling behaviour during their brief relationship had developed afterwards into a relentless campaign of stalking.
Alice’s story has also been told in been various documentaries and podcasts:
- “An hour to catch a killer” with Trevor McDonald (ITV, 2017)
- “Murdered by my stalker” (5-STAR TV, 2018 and Channel 5, 2019; available on-line)
- “It’s not your fault” (BBC Radio 1/1Xtra/4Extra, 2018; available as podcast)
- “My daughter Alice” (“Real Crime Profile” podcast, 2018; available as podcast)
- “Shocking emergency calls” (Channel 4 and More 4, 2019; available on-line)
- “Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories” (series 4, episode 8) (ITV, 2019; available on YouTube)
- “Britain’s Most Evil Killers” (season 6, episode 2) (Sky Crime, 17 Aug 2021)
- “Green-eyed Killers” (season 3, episode 5) (Crime and Investigation, 5 Dec 2021)
Each of these documentaries and podcasts targets a different audience and, we believe, helps to raise awareness of the dangers of stalking and coercive control.