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Man held in women deaths probe

Police have arrested a man for questioning about the deaths of three women over 11 years in Northern Ireland.

The suspect, 66, is also being quizzed about other offences relating to other women.

He was detained in Dromore, Co Down, this morning in relation to suspicious deaths which occurred in the town.

They were: Michelle Bickerstaff, 47, in April last year; Margaret Weise, 50, in August 2007 and Elizabeth McKee, 52, in December 2002.

Ms Bickerstaff was mother of Lisa, Laura, Scott and Rachel, daughter of Dorothy and sister of Yvette and Sharon, an obituary said. It added she died suddenly.

Police said a man aged 64 was arrested in connection with the death of Ms Bickerstaff at the time of her death. He was released unconditionally.

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