Sergeant Nikki Wright used to work in her mother's hair salon, but joined the police in order to pursue a more exciting career. Nikki is married to a fellow Sergeant, Doug and has two children as well as two stepchildren. Nikki made a distinct impression on the relief at Sun Hill after she helped them deal with an armed robbery on Sun Hill's patch. Nikki eventually transferred from neighbouring station Barton Street because her husband Doug was also a Sergeant there and it was difficult working together. Superintendent John Heaton employed her only reluctantly on the recommendation of corrupt D.A.C Hobbs despite wishing to promote P.C. Yvonne Hemmingway. In July 2007, Nikki's husband Doug was stabbed but survived the stabbing. Shortly after the incident, two new recruits Constables Sally Armstrong and Billy Rowan arrived in Sun Hill, with Nikki and P.C. Emma Keane assigned to "puppy walk" them. Near the end of a shift, the four attended a shout involving kids throwing stones at a disused cheese factory, where Billy volunteered to enter the building with Nikki. It turned out to be a trap laid by Greg Farnham, the man responsible for Doug's stabbing, who trapped Billy behind a metal sliding door, separating Billy from contact and assistance from Nikki on the other side, Farnham wrestled Billy to the ground and slit his throat. A distraught Nikki tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him, and eventually had to be pulled off the body by DC Terry Perkins, blaming herself for his death. The unsuccessful attempts of Nikki to radio for assistance when she discovered Billy's body after running around the long way to gain access to the room she was locked out of, was down to her Personal Radio failing, as she couldn't get a signal to use it as she was in a building. In Nikki's first appearance it was revealed that she had completed her police training in 1978, the same day as June Ackland. In the summer of 2008 after family strains and stresses, when a man she was looking after following him being impaled by a pole died, she took long term leave. It is unknown if she returned to work for the Metropolitan Police, and if she did, it is unknown if it was Sun Hill.
Service Record[edit | edit source]
- 2006 - Transferred from Barton Street
- 2007- Involved with Cop Killer investigation
- 2008: Takes long term leave
Family and Relationships[edit | edit source]
Major Storylines[edit | edit source]
- Husband Doug stabbed in episode Match Day Violence
- Cop Killer, Part 1 & Part 2 blames herself for the murder of Billy Rowan who was slashed in the neck by the same person who stabbed her husband Doug Wright.
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