Sharon Henderson at Nikki’s funeral, 1992, Sunderland
After a four week trial at Newcastle Crown Court, the jury has been sent to begin deliberations. Mrs Justice Lambert, or Dame Christina Caroline Lambert DBE, finished her summing up at 12pm today.
David Thomas Boyd is in the dock for the murder of 7-year-old Nikki in 1992. Why has it taken since then to prosecute him? Read my story on this horrendous case from 2006. Watch this space: I will let you know the verdict as it comes in.
The details involved in this case are almost beyond belief. I am making a podcast series on the case for Tortoise Media, in which you can hear the entire, extraordinary tale of Nikki’s mum Sharon and her endless fight for justice.
I remember the way this was spun when Nikki was murdered. I hope that justice is finally done and that a mother finally gets to grieve for her little daughter.
I've read the Guardian article, in which there is indecent gratutious pleasure that George Heron was slashed across the face on remand and the victim's mother went into prison to thank the thug. Then you read the Daily Mail account of today's verdict and it turns out George Heron was completely innocent. The guilty party being a man called David Boyd. So there was Sharon Henderson and her chav family trying to attack George Heron in court all those years ago, when he was an innocent victim. Well he's a kiddie fiddler, innit? That Ms Bindel wants us to read her Guardian account baffles me. It's just man-hating nonsense. Well, if he's a man, he must of abused some woman, mustn't he? The double-jeopardy law was a part of Magna Carta, and the reason it should never have been abolished was to stop the police from keep on trying defendants until the jury reaches the 'correct' verdict. While I feel sorry for the murdered child, Sharon Henderson sounds a vile woman.