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Flat of murdered teen set to be demolished

An application has been submitted to demolish the former home of murdered teenager Nikitta Grender, who was found dead in her home in 2011.

The demolition application was submitted by Newport city Homes and covers the demolition of two flats, numbers 50 and 51. It reads: “Number 51 Broadmead Park has been damaged by fire which resulted in a death. As an organisation we have chosen to demolish.”

Nikitta was eight months pregnant when she was found at the flat in Broadmead Park, Lliswerry, by fire crews on 5 February 2011. Murderer Carl Whant, who was the cousin on Miss Grender's boyfriend, was convicted on murder, rape, child destruction and arson, and jailed for a minimum of 35 years.

Allan Morris, councillor for Lliswerry, believes the plan to demolish the flat was the right one, and has praised Newport City Home on their decision. He said: “It’s been a difficult time but the decision respects the wishes of Nikitta’s family and hopefully now the area can move on.”

The application suggests that a two storey house could be erected on the site, which should be cleared between April and July 2014, but no full plans have been confirmed as of yet.

Published January 27, 2014 | Back to demolition news | Subscribe to our rss feed | Bookmark and Share