Advertisement

  1. National

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.

View all 8 updates ›

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.

More top news