MAN HELD OVER SUSPICIOUS DEATHS OF THREE WOMEN

Detectives arrest a 66-year-old man in Co Down over the deaths of three women

Detectives arrest a 66-year-old man in Co Down over the deaths of three women

MAJOR Investigation Team detectives have arrested a pensioner as part of a probe into the suspicious deaths of three women.

The 66-year-old man was arrested in Dromore, Co Down on Tuesday morning by PSNI officers investigating the deaths stretching back over 11 years.

The suspect was then whisked by police car to the Serious Crime Suite in Antrim to quizzed.

The three women who died were:

* Michelle Bickerstaff, aged 47, who died in April 2012;

* 50-year-old Margaret Weise, who died in August 2007;

* and Elizabeth McKee, aged 52 who died in December 2002.

The suspect had been arrested previously over the death of Michelle Bickerstaff but had been released unconditionally.

It has been revealed the pensioner has also been arrested for a number of other offences in relation to other women.

The PSNI say the families of the women have been informed of the arrest.

 

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