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MURDER MANHUNT: Suspect Arrested In Maitland

He's being questioned by police..

MURDER MANHUNT: Suspect Arrested In Maitland NSW Police

A man arrested at Maitland is being questioned over the murder of south coast mum Kristie Powell.

Bhanu Kirkman was taken into custody beneath Railway Bridge in Church Street earlier today.

He is currently at Maitland Police Station.

The 29 year old has been the subject of a major police manhunt, after Ms Powell's body was found inside her Bellambi home last Friday.

Her five-month-old baby was discovered nearby unharmed.

It's understood Kirkman, who is a known vagrant, had been camping under the bridge.