For details on how to contact our editorial and commercial departments, click here
Police to make Crimewatch appeal in hunt for killer of little girl in 1992
12:10am Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
DETECTIVES investigating the murder of a seven- year-old girl 21 years ago will appeal for information tonight (Thursday September 12) on Crimewatch.
Nikki Allan was found dead on October 7, 1992, in the then-derelict Old Exchange Building, near her family home at Wear Garth, Sunderland. She had been badly beaten and stabbed.
Detective Superintendent Roger Ford, who leads the force's Major Crime Teams, will be on the BBC1 show this evening appealing for information about the unsolved murder.
A number of people were arrested in connection with the investigation but no one has ever been convicted of her death. Enquiries into her death have been but it is hoped that a fresh appeal on Crimewatch could lead to new information coming in from the public.
Det Supt Roger Ford said: "This was an extremely brutal attack on a defenceless seven-year-old girl and 21 years after it happened it's still talked about in Sunderland and the local area.
"Nikki's family have been left devastated by what happened and we will never give up trying to find her killer.
"Technology and forensic investigation techniques are improving all of the time and it's our hope that these advances along with new information from the public could lead to us finding out who murdered her.
"We want the Crimewatch reconstruction to reach as many people as possible in the hope it jogs someone's memory, especially people who may be from Sunderland and have moved away over the years since the murder.”
Comments are closed on this article.