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Man with NZ links arrested over UK killing

Fri 10 May 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News

Ricardo Pisano A man who escaped from a New Zealand prison more than a decade ago has been arrested in Britain over the murder of a man he was seeing. Ricardo Pisano, also known as Brandon Victor Pillay, escaped Rangipo Prison near Turangi in August 2001 while serving a 15-month sentence for extortion. Pisano was arrested in Southampton last night, ten months after the body of his boyfriend Michael Polding was found in his Sussex flat. His decomposed body is thought to have been there for nearly two months. In a statement, Sussex Police said: "There had been an international search for Mr Pisano also known as Ricky, Ree, and Brandon Victor Pillay, who has links to South Africa and New Zealand, after he was believed to have been the last person to see Michael Polding alive. "The search has included liaison with law enforcement agencies and the public via a dedicated website seeking information. "He remains in custody at Brighton and is being interviewed by members of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team." Do you know Ricardo Pisano? Email us:    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 10th May 2013 - 10:40am

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