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Nikki Allan's mother fights for justice

Seven-year-old Nikki Allan who was murdered twenty years ago Photo:

In 1992 Nikki Allan's body was found in the basement of a derelict building three hundred yards from her home in Sunderland. She was just seven years old.

Today her grieving mother is marking a tragic milestone on the day her murdered daughter would have celebrated her 27th birthday.

A neighbour was charged with Nikki's murder. His confession was later ruled inadmissable because a judge decided the police had used oppressive methods to obtain a confession.

Twenty years on Nikki's mother Sharon Henderson is still fighting for justice.