THE mum of murdered schoolgirl Nikki Allan will meet a Sunderland MP this month after launching a fight to keep paedophiles away from Sunderland’s parks and schools.
Sharon Henderson, 47, started an online petition last year demanding known child sex offenders are housed away from areas frequented by children.
Later this month, she will meet her local MP, Julie Elliott, as well as police and council officials, to ask for help in protecting young people from perverts who are living close to schools.
The mum will also be demanding an update on the investigation into Nikki’s murder 22 years ago.
Sharon, of Ryhope, said: “The feedback we’ve had has been very positive so far, and a lot of people are supporting what we’re doing.
“I won’t rest until changes are made.
“I will also be asking the police for updates on Nikki’s investigation. There’s no way I’m just sitting back.”
Sharon launched a Facebook page Keep All Our Kids Safe, which has had thousands of hits since last October.
Detectives have been following up a number of new leads into the murder of seven-year-old Nikki after last year’s reconstruction on TV’s Crimewatch.
The programme resulted in several calls, including one from a woman claiming to have originally withheld information.
Nikki’s battered body was found in the old Exchange Building, in Sunderland’s East End, in October 1992. She had been battered with a brick and stabbed 37 times.
Despite a number of arrests, no one has been convicted of her murder.
Sharon added: “We’re looking forward to the meeting.”