Man charged with murder after woman’s body found in Co Down


A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder after the death of a woman in Co Down.

The body of 52-year-old Lija Arustamova, who is believed to be have been Lithuanian, was discovered in a house in Portavogie in the early hours of Saturday.

Reports indicate she had been living in the fishing village for some time.

The man is due to appear at Downpatrick Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

He had been questioned at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast.