Police arrest Manurewa man over Alicia McCallion murder
Police arrest Manurewa man in relation to murder of Alicia
Counties Manukau Police have this morning
arrested a 39 year old Manurewa man in relation to the
murder of Alicia McCallion.
Detective Inspector Mark Gutry
says, “The arrest is as a result of enquiries and forensic
examination that have been conducted since the homicide last
The man will be appearing in the Manukau
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