Supt Dave Johnson of Gwent Police
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Police arrest man, 26, over Nikitta Grender murder

Detectives investigating the murder of a pregnant teenager on a Newport estate have arrested a 26-year-old man.

Supt Dave Johnson of Gwent Police said the man, from the Newport area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Nikitta Grender, 19, who was eight months pregnant, was found dead in her burning bedroom in Broadmead Park, Liswerry, early on Saturday.

Police have said she was stabbed before her first-floor flat was set on fire in an attempt to disguise the killing.

  • 09 Feb 2011
  • From the section UK