Investigations into the suspicious deaths of three women have brought with them some fears in the town of Dromore.
The News Letter spoke to two retail workers who said there was anxiety about coming forward to the police with information, among both them and their colleagues.
Another local worker told the News Letter: “People are afraid to come forward, there is no doubt about it. That is the sense I am getting. They are afraid to come forward and give information. We are talking about the suspicious deaths of three women.
“The community feels very insecure about what might happen in the police investigation.”
The chairwoman of Banbridge District Council, Olive Mercer of the UUP, said she too had picked up feelings of uneasiness.
“There is great uncertainty in the town while police investigations are ongoing,” she said.
“There is also great trauma for the families of the three ladies. The thoughts of the local community are with them at this time.”