By sheer coincidence, the Northumbria Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET) led by DCI Lisa Theaker were being filmed for an ITV documentary when the call about Alice came in on October 12, 2016. Their actions over the ensuing minutes and hours will now form the focus of a special programme, "Alice's Story", currently planned to be screened in the autumn of 2017.

Alice's family and friends support the making of this programme and believe that the documentary can only help to raise awareness of the circumstances of Alice's death and draw attention to some of the warning signs that, if better heeded, could perhaps have prevented it.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the HMET for their extraordinary work which resulted in the prompt arrest of Trimaan ("Harry") Dillon and for amassing the vital range of evidence that resulted in his subsequent conviction for Alice's murder.

Picture: Clive and Sue with Sir Trevor McDonald in their home village in Leicestershire, during filming for the "Alice's Story" documentary. Photo by John Holdsworth