A grieving mother from Sunderland hopes a nationwide television appeal will finally end a 21-year battle to find out who killed her daughter. Nikki Allan was just seven years old when she was stabbed to death near her home.
David Hines, from the National Victims Association, says the word 'closure' is not something he is able to use. He has spoken after the appeal for information in connection with the murder of Nikki Allan in 1992.
Sharon Henderson, the mother of Nikki Allen who was murdered in Sunderland in 1992, says she fears appeal responses could be hoax calls. The BBC Crimewatch programme broadcast an appeal for information and police said the response was 'overwhelming'.