Police constable says anonymous tip-off led to arrest of Mortimer Saunders

The State has called its sixth witness in the trial against murder accused Mortimer Saunders.

The man admitted to killing three-year-old Courtney Pieters, but insists it was not premeditated. He also admitted to necrophilia and pleaded not guilty to rape.

Read: People gasp and cry as Saunders admits to necrophilia in gruesome testimony

Little Courtney went missing from her home in May last year and her body was found buried in a shallow grave in Epping industrial.

Police constable Bradley Spogter told the court that he found and arrested Saunders after receiving an anonymous tip-off from a woman who phoned him.

WATCH: Trial looms for murder accused, one year after Courtney Pieters tragedy

The State is expected to call on a maximum of four more witnesses to take the stand.

He told court that Mortimer Saunders gave his full co-operation.

Lauren Isaacs, EWN reporter

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