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Nikitta Grender murder accused Carl Whant remanded in custody

A 26-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of pregnant teenager Nikitta Grender.

Carl Whant was charged with Nikitta Grender's murder late on Saturday

Carl Whant, from Bettws, Newport, also faced a charge of child destruction before Caerphilly magistrates.

Mr Whant was remanded in custody to appear at an unspecified crown court on Wednesday.

The body of 19-year-old Miss Grender was found stabbed after a fire at her flat in the Liswerry area of the city on Saturday 5 February.

Watch Paul Brand’s report at ITV.com/Wales

Nightclub bouncer Mr. Whant was arrested last Wednesday and charged late on Saturday night.

He appeared before magistrates this morning in a brief one-minute hearing, speaking only to confirm his name and age.

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