66-year-old arrested in connection to deaths of three women

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A 66-year-old man in Dromore has been arrested in connection with the deaths of three women in the town over the past 11 years.

The suspect was arrested this morning (Tuesday) in the town and has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station for questioning.

The investigation relates to three women who are Michelle Bickerstaff (47) in April last year, Margaret Weise (50) in August 2007 and Elizabeth McKee (52) who died in December 2002.

A police spokesman said, “The suspect has also been arrested for a number of other offences in relation to other women.

“The families of the women who died in suspicious circumstances have been informed by police.”

A man aged 64 had been arrested in connection with the death of Ms Bickerstaff at the time of her death last year. He was released unconditionally.