News 10 october — 19:26

Arrest over Bulgarian journalist murder

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A man has been arrested in Germany in connection with the rape and murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, BBC reports.

Bulgarian officials say a man named Severin Krasimirov has been detained at their request.

The country's Interior Minister, Mladen Marinov, said the suspect was a DNA match for evidence recovered at the crime scene.

Current evidence does not suggest the attack was linked to Ms Marinova's work as a journalist, officials said.

She had recently hosted a TV programme in which two investigative journalists discussed alleged fraud involving EU funds and prominent businessmen and politicians.

However, chief prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said the attack seemed to have been a spontaneous sexual assault, adding that all possibilities were still being considered.

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