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Parents of murdered schoolgirl Jennifer Cardy 'want to meet killer Black'

The parents of murdered schoolgirl Jennifer Cardy have said they want to meet their daughter's killer Robert Black.

Speaking to UTV, Jennifer's mother and father, Pat and Andy, said they wanted to speak to serial murderer Black.

Their nine-year-old daughter Jennifer was snatched as she cycled to a friend's house in Ballinderry in August 1981.

Her body, suspected of being sexually abused, was discovered nearly a week later at a dam near Hillsborough, Co Antrim.

Her mother Pat told the broadcaster, "I'm asking you (Black) to meet with me and tell me where those children are".

"Robert Black, I want to ask you this," she said.

"Where are the bodies of those other little children?"

"You know them, you still remember Jennifer and you know there are others."

The comments come after Black failed in his attempt at overturning his conviction for kidnapping and murdering the Co Antrim schoolgirl.

The serial child killer was found guilty in 2011 of kidnapping and murdering Jennifer and ordered to serve at least 25 years in prison.

Black, a 66-year-old former delivery driver from Grangemouth in Scotland, was said to have been in Northern Ireland at the time on a work trip for a London-based poster dispatch firm.

It emerged during the six-week trial at Armagh Crown Court that he had already been convicted of killing three other girls, abducting a fourth, and attempting to snatch another.

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