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Arrest made in Nikki Allan murder case

Police have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of Nikki Allan, who was seven years old when she was found dead on October 8, 1992,

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Mother of Nikki Allan in hospital after suspected stroke

Nikki's mother Sharon Henderson (centre) leading supporters at a vigil in October Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Nikki Allan has spoken from hospital of her shock at hearing that police had arrested a man on suspicion of killing her daughter 21 years ago.

Seven-year-old Nikki was murdered in 1992.

Her body was found in a derelict building close to the family's home in a derelict warehouse in Sunderland.

Nikki's mother, Sharon Henderson, collapsed on Wednesday while working on her campaign for justice for Nikki.

Police officers visited her at Sunderland Royal Hospital to tell her that an arrest had been made.

Doctors believe Ms Henderson may have suffered a stroke triggered by stress.

Northumbria Police say that a 43-year-old man has been questioned and bailed.

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