Paris, Wednesday

MARK Newall, brother of Roderick Newall, who is accused of murdering

his parents in Jersey more than five years ago, was arrested by police

in Paris today.

A States of Jersey police statement said the arrest was made at the

force's request.

The arrest followed a warrant issued last Friday by Jersey Chief

Justice Sir Peter Crill.

The warrant is over the murder of Nicholas and Elizabeth Newall on or

about October 10, 1987.

An application for 26-year-old Mark Newall's extradition to Jersey

would be made in due course, the statement said.

Mark Newall's brother Roderick, 27, is in custody in Gibraltar

awaiting an extradition hearing on the same charges, the statement


Roderick Newall is due to appear before Gibraltar's Court of Appeal

next week in an attempt to block a tape recording of an alleged

confession being played at his extradition hearing.

It was confirmed on Monday that the former Army officer had attempted

suicide for a third time.

Prison authorities on the Rock said he was taken to hospital after

guards spotted him about to make an attempt on his own life early on


They refused to confirm reports that he used a syringe hidden in an


Roderick Newall, who has been held in Gibraltar since being arrested

at sea last August, was kept in hospital for three hours' observation

before being returned to prison.

Last December he took a drugs overdose and in September slashed his

wrists and groin with a smuggled razor blade.

The brothers' parents Nicholas, 57, and Elizabeth, 48, vanished from

their home in Jersey in October 1987. No bodies have been found.

After a week they were listed as missing and some months later traces

of blood were found at their home at St Brelade.

In 1991 the brothers are believed to have inherited an estimated

#500,000 when a Jersey court ruled that after three years the missing

couple could be presumed dead.

Then came the dramatic arrest of Roderick Newall last August when the

Royal Navy frigate Argonaut intercepted his yacht 150 miles south-west

of Gibraltar.

Mark Newall is a high-flying financier who works in Paris and New


Nicholas Turner, a director of the French bank where Mark Newall works

as a derivatives trader, the Banque Arabe et Internationale

d'Investissements, said: ''Mark Newall has been employed by the BAII

group since 1986.

''BAII has no knowledge of the circumstances leading to his arrest,

and accordingly can make no comments, other than to state that nothing

in the course of his employment has given rise to any question.''