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Double murder investigation underway following deaths of three people in Antrim

The PSNI has launched a double-murder and suspected suicide investigation after the discovery of three bodies in Newtownabby, near Belfast.

Police suspect that a man fatally stabbed his mother and his girlfriend at separate locations and then killed himself.

The alarm was raised shortly before 11pm on Friday when police received a report of a stabbing at a house in the Derrycool Way area of Newtownabbey.

When officers and an ambulance crew arrived they found a woman who was pronounced dead at the scene.

“As officers carried out further enquiries, they attended a residential property in the Glenville Road area,” added Detective Chief Inspector Caldwell.

“An unconscious male was located in the property. Despite the provision of first aid, the male was pronounced dead. On searching the property, another deceased female was located,” he continued.

Police have urged anyone with information which may assist the investigation to contact 101 (004428 9065 0222 outside the UK) and quote the reference number 2441 of 19/03/21, or via Crimestoppers (0800 555 111 ).

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