Alison Henshall was the wife of Nick Henshall. Alison and Nick began a childhood romance which lasted until adulthood. In March 1998, a gang set fire to Nick and Alison's house in an attack aimed for Nick. Nick tried to save Alison from the fire but Alison died. Nick was left with hero syndrome, which lead him to burn down a row of maisonettes in January 2011, resulting in the deaths of Viv Hope and Terry Woods.