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More time for police to question man after double murder arrest

The scene in the Ravenhill area where the bodies of a man and woman were found.

The scene in the Ravenhill area where the bodies of a man and woman were found.

Police have been granted a further 30 hours to question a man arrested in connection with a double murder on Friday.

The 33 year-old was detained on Saturday shortly after police revealed the deceased – formally named on Sunday night as 42-year-old Finbar McGrillen and 40-year-old Caron Smyth – had been victims of a suspected domestic incident.

Their bodies were discovered in a flat in the Ravenhill area on Friday afternoon.

Detective Chief Inspector Una Jennings said she believed the perpetrator may have been in a relationship with one of the victims.

“We are treating this at the moment as a suspected domestic homicide,” she said.

The PSNI chief investigating officer added: “I would describe it as a domestic incident.

“We believe that the perpetrator of this crime may well have been in a relationship with one or other of the victims.”

 

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