Three dead in suspected murder suicide in Northern Ireland

Three dead in suspected murder suicide in Northern Ireland: Police launch probe after two women and a man die of stab wounds in different properties

  • Two woman and a man were found dead at separate homes in Newtownabbey 
  • PSNI said officers were called to reports of a stabbing, finding a woman dead 
  • Search of second property located another dead woman and unconscious man 
  • Despite first aid treatment the man also died soon afterwards, police said

Police have launched an investigation after the deaths of three people in a suspected murder suicide in Northern Ireland.

Two woman and a man were found dead at separate properties in Newtownabbey, a large town north of Belfast.

The PSNI said officers were called to reports of a stabbing at a residence in Derrycoole Way at around 11pm on Friday, where a woman was pronounced dead.

A search of a second property in the Glenville Road area located another dead woman and an unconscious man, who despite first aid treatment also died soon afterwards. 

Police have launched an investigation after the deaths of three people in a suspected murder suicide in Northern Ireland. Pictured: A police car outside a property in the Glenville Road of Newtownabbey, a town north of Belfast

Detectives investigating the double murder say they are linked and they are not looking for anyone else in connection to the deaths. 

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell confirmed police received a report of a stabbing at a residential property in the area shortly before 11pm on Friday.

Police and the ambulance service were called to the scene where a woman was found dead.

‘As officers carried out further inquiries, they attended a residential property in the Glenville Road area,’ DCI Caldwell added.

‘An unconscious man was located in the property. Despite the provision of first aid, the man was pronounced dead.

‘On searching the property, another deceased woman was located. While we have launched a murder investigation, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with these incidents which we believe are connected.’

Two woman and a man were found dead at separate properties in Newtownabbey. Pictured: The scene in Derrycoole Way on Saturday Morning. Detectives investigating the double murder say they are linked and they are not looking for anyone else in connection to the deaths

No other details were immediately available.

Police have asked anyone with information which may assist their investigation to contact 101 and quote reference number 2441 of 19/03/21.

Reports can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/, or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org. 

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