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Police: Zalkans revisited crime scene several times

Police investigating the murder of schoolgirl Alice Gross said Arnis Zalkans, the man they say they would have charged, went back to the crime scene on three separate occasions after her death.

ITV News reporter Sejal Karia is at Scotland Yard.


Police: Motive behind Alice Gross murder was sexual

The Metropolitan police said they believe they had enough DNA evidence to charge convicted killer Arnis Zalkalns with the murder of schoolgirl Alice Gross, had be still been alive today.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers said his "most likely motive was sexual".

Police believe Alice Gross was murdered by Arnis Zalkans. Credit: Family handout/Met Police

Zalkans was found dead in Boston Manor Park in west London on October 4 last year, following an international man-hunt. He had been identified by police as their chief suspect. ITV News reporter Sejal Karia is at the police briefing.


Teen given caution for offensive tweet about lorry crash

A teenager who posted offensive comments on Twitter about the Glasgow bin lorry crash which killed six people has been let off with a caution.

Ross Loraine, 19, from Sunderland, was arrested after a number of people complained about his tweet just hours after the tragedy on December 22.

Northumbria Police said he had been arrested on suspicion of making a malicious communication after he handed himself in following the outcry.

A police spokesman said: "A 19-year-old man has been given a caution for making a malicious communication."

Police would have charged Arnis Zalkans with murder

The Metropolitan Police said they believe they would have had enough evidence to charge Arnis Zalkans with the murder of 14-year-old school girl Alice Gross.

Arnis Zalkans, the convicted killer who was found dead in October 4 last year following an international man hunt. Credit: Police handout.

Speaking at a press conference this morning, police said they collected various evidence against him, including:

  • An iPhone cover found concealed inside his garden belonged to Alice
  • DNA from a cigarette butt found metres from where Alice's body was found matched Zalkans

iPhone of Alice Gross found inside suspect's garden

Police said they found an iPhone cover belonging to murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross inside the garden of Arnis Zalkans, the main suspect in the case.

ITV News reporter Sejal Karia reports:

Polish president lays wreath for Auschwitz victims

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski adjusts a ribbon on a wreath at the 'Wall of Death' in Auschwitz. Credit: Reuters

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski walked with survivors of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau to lay a wreath at the 'Wall of Death', marking 70 years since the liberation of the camp by Red Army soliders.

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowki walks with survivors of Auschwitz. Credit: Reuters

Ceremonies to mark the anniversary will be taking place all over the world today, with 300 Auschwitz prisoners travelling to the camp to take part.

At least 1.1 million people, mainly Jews, but also Poles, Roma, Soviet prisoners of war and prisoners of other ethnicities died at the camp.

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