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Website bid to find Babes killer
Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows
Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows' killer has never been found
The family of one of two nine-year-old girls found murdered in a Brighton park nearly 20 years ago is making a fresh bid to find their killer.

Nicola Fellows and her friend, Karen Hadaway, were found sexually assaulted and strangled in a murder which became known as the "Babes in the Wood" case.

Roofer Russell Bishop, from Brighton, was tried and cleared of the murders.

Now Nicola's uncle, Nigel Heffron, has launched a website which he hopes will jog memories and find new evidence.

"They had a lot of school friends at the time who would have information that was never passed to the police for one reason or another," he said.

Nigel Heffron
Nigel Heffron says he is determined to find the truth
"This website is designed for these children, who would be adults now, to come forward to talk to us.

"If they have information they can pass it down the line to us and we can pass it on to the police."

The double murder of the two girls from the Moulsecoomb Estate made headlines across the UK.

Bishop, who was jailed for life for the kidnap and attempted murder of another child, was cleared at Lewes Crown Court.

Mr Heffron, 52, said: "It is a scar on Brighton's back - it has to be put right.

"I made a promise to myself that I would find the truth and I will keep going after it if it takes another 20 years."

The site contains copies of newspaper articles from the time and family stories.

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