CAMPAIGNERS fighting to bring the killer of schoolgirl Nikki Allan to justice are planning a leaflet drop urging witnesses to come forward.
The move comes as Nikki’s mum, Sharon Henderson, says she is “waiting and praying” that a Crimewatch reconstruction of her daughter’s death will lead to the brutal murder finally being solved.
Sharon believes the programme, screened close to the 21st anniversary of Nikki’s murder, has put a fresh impetus on the inquiry.
Those campaigning to get justice for Nikki are now planning the leaflet drop in the East End and Hendon areas, urging anyone with information to come forward.
Sharon, 48, said: “The police have been in touch with both me and Nikki’s dad since the show and we are keeping our fingers crossed.”
It was revealed in Crimewatch that, following the reconstruction, a woman caller had phoned in who detectives were anxious to speak to.
Sharon, who now lives in Ryhope, said: “They haven’t told me much about the woman, only I believe she was living in the East End area at the time.”
Nikki’s battered body was found lying in a pool of blood in the Old Exchange Building, in Sunderland’s East End, on October 8, 1992.
She had been clubbed over the head with a brick and stabbed 37 times in the chest and abdomen.
Last Sunday, Sharon went to see a giant “Justice For Nikki Allan” sign that had been painted on the gable end of a building in High Street West following the programme.
She said: “The reaction to the programme has been very positive.
“Now I’m just waiting and praying like everyone else that something comes from all this.”
Sharon, who has campaigned to bring her daughter’s killer to justice, believes a number of people have vital information about the murder.