Catherine Zaks: Man arrested over death of Kent student in Poland
- 4 August 2011
- From the section England
A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a University of Kent art student in Poland, police have said.
Catherine Zaks, 21, was found bludgeoned to death lying next to a railway embankment in Krakow on Saturday.
Police spokesman Pawel Karnas said the 44-year-old arrested man had worked as a bus driver in the city for six years.
Ms Zaks, whose parents live in Staplecross, East Sussex, had been due to return to the UK soon.
Mr Karnas said: "I don't know what he has said in interview but he will be interviewed more today.
"He is the main suspect in the case."
Prosecutors have until Friday to decide whether the man will be charged.
Ms Zaks, who had joint British and Polish nationality and lived in Canterbury, was staying with relatives in Krakow while working there for a month.
On Friday she said she was going out to meet someone. Her body was found early the next day.
Polish prosecutor Mariusz Boron said she was probably killed by blows to the head with a blunt tool.
Ms Zaks was a former pupil of Buckswood School, Guestling, and was reading history of art at university.