A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Sunderland schoolgirl Nikki Allan.
The 43-year-old is currently in police custody helping detectives with their enquiries.
Nikki Allan, who was seven years old when she was murdered, was found dead on October 8, 1992, in the then-derelict Old Exchange Building, near to her family home at Wear Garth, Sunderland.
The investigation into her death has been ongoing for the last 21 years and officers are making a fresh appeal for anyone with any information to come forward.
They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who lived in the Wear Garth area at the time of the murder or anyone who hung around or inside the Old Exchange Building.
In September 2013 officers from Northumbria Police’s major crime team worked with BBC Crimewatch to film a reconstruction of Nikki’s last movements.
Anyone who thinks they have any information that could help detectives with their enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.