- Tyne Tees
A grieving mother from Sunderland hopes a national television appeal tonight will finally end a 21-year battle to find out who killed her daughter.
The body of Nikki Allan, 7, was found in the basement of a derelict building three hundred yards from her home in Sunderland.
She had been battered over the head with a brick and stabbed 37 times.
Millions of viewers will see the case re-examined on BBC's Crimewatch programme.
Sharon Henderson says it marks the next chapter in her long fight for justice.
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Cloudy for most parts of the region on Monday morning. If there are any breaks, they will be to the south. Slow improvement through the day
Cloudy along the coast all day, brighter spells further west. Odd spit over Northumberland, but this risk diminishes throughout the day
Mainly dry weekend but cloud building and winds freshening with higher risk of showers into next week