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Confessed killer walks free

Title
Confessed killer walks free
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
22 Nov 1993
Year of production
1993
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Duration
00:02:36
Description
Report on the trial of George Heron, found not guilty of murdering 7 year-old Nikki Allan - stabbed to death in Wear Garth estate, Sunderland last October - following confession evidence being ruled inadmissible. Parish priest Mark Gardner discusses the repercussions of the verdict. Police spokesman Barry Stewart on the confession made by Heron, and the officers involved, and appeals to the community for calm. Nikki’s family express their disgust outside court. Katie Lampert reports. For Drivetime show.
Contributors
Barry Stewart; Katie Lambert; Mark Gardner
Keywords
Legal procedure; Homicide; Children (age group); Murder trials; Trials; Sunderland; Criminal justice system; Drivetime (radio programme); George Heron; Nikki Allan; Wear Garth

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