Murdered girl’s mum admits breaching harassment order

Sharon Henderson outside Sunderland Magistraites Court

Sharon Henderson outside Sunderland Magistraites Court

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MURDERED Nikki Allan’s mother has walked free after appearing in court charged with breaching a restraining order.

Sharon Henderson was given a conditional discharge by magistrates after she pleaded guilty to the offence at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

The 46-year-old admitted making a posting on Facebook with regards to a former neighbour she was found guilty of harassing.

Henderson, whose daughter was stabbed to death in Sunderland’s East End in 1992, was ordered by a court last month to stay away from the neighbour following a confrontation over claims he had “new evidence” in Nikki’s case.

Lee Poppett, prosecuting, said a complaint had been made to police concerning the posting Henderson, who appeared in court under the surname Prest, had made.

Mr Poppett added: “The posting referred to the neighbour and Ms Henderson was cautioned and arrested by police.”

The court heard how Henderson regularly uses the internet to highlight miscarriages of justice and to help other murder victims’ families.

Robert Ford, defending, described the case as “unique”.

He added: “This was a slight error of judgment in very emotive circumstances.”

Henderson was given the conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 court costs.