The family of murdered North-East student Sara Cameron say they cannot get on with their lives while her killer is still at large.

Sara's body was found on Good Friday 2000, in a field in North Tyneside. Detectives launched a massive investigation, but have yet to find her murderer.

Her father, Roy Cameron, made a fresh plea for people to help the police, in the run up to the third anniversary of his daughter's death on April 21.

He said: "'This Easter will be three years since Sara's murder, which may seem a long time, but for me it all standards still - I have very little concept of time these days.

"Sara's friends and family members, though they will never forget her, get on with their lives as they must.

"But for her mother and myself, this is a life sentence. Neither of us have other children, we will never know the joys of grandchildren."

Mr Cameron is in Newcastle for the Sara Cameron Memorial Fitness Challenge, which takes place on Sunday at the University of Northumbria, where she studied sports management.

On the night she died, she had caught the last Metro to Shiremoor, planning to walk the rest of the way to her flat in Earsdon. Neighbours found her body the next morning, just yards away from her front door.

Some of her clothes and belongings were found in the Den, Wellfield.

"Silence and apathy are hiding Sara's killer," said Mr Cameron.

"Some small item of information could crack this case, put him behind bars and make our streets that much safer.

"There has to be justice for Sara, justice for her mum and dad, there has to be justice for every parent who needs to love and protect their children."

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said the investigation into Sara's murder remains active and is continuing.