Pregnant girl had been stabbed before body found in flat fire

Police are investigating the murder of a heavily pregnant teenager found dead after a flat fire and having suffered knife injuries.

Gwent Police said a post-mortem examination on 19-year-old Nikitta Grender, who was eight months pregnant, revealed she had been stabbed.

Officers from Gwent Police and South Wales Fire Service were called to reports of a blaze in a flat in Broadmead Park in Liswerry, Newport, on Saturday.

Firefighters entered the heavily smoke-logged property and found the body of Ms Grender inside the bedroom of the first- floor flat.

Officers said that the weapon has not yet been found.