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Alice Gross suspect 'would have been charged with murder '

Arnis Zalkalns would have been charged with the murder of schoolgirl Alice Gross had he been alive today and his "most likely motive was sexual", Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers from the Metropolitan Police has said.

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'Don't hijack Alice's death' - family warns anti-immigration groups

The family of murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross say they do not want her death to be 'hijacked' by anti-immigration groups.

Alice's parents Jose Gross and Rosalind Hodgkiss say they need to know what the authorities knew about convicted killer Arnis Zalkalns, and hope an inquest will look at the wider circumstances surrounding her death.

Jose Gross and Rosalind Hodgkiss, the parents of Alice Gross during the appeal to find her last year Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Although we now have certain information about how Alice died, we are still left with a number of serious unanswered questions about what the authorities knew or should have known about the man who is believed to have killed our daughter when he came to the UK.

Alice believed in the free movement of people and so do we.

For her sake we are determined to ask these questions responsibly and sensitively.

– Family statement

The family has asked civil rights group Liberty to represent them at her inquest.

Emma Norton, a legal officer from the organisation said 'The family is aware that this is a sensitive and difficult subject, and is concerned to ensure that it is not hijacked by groups with an anti-immigration agenda.

The family believe in freedom of movement and human rights. That is why they approached Liberty and asked us to help them.'

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