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Murdered Northern Ireland mum 'may have been drugged'

BY CLAIRE WILLIAMSON

A mother from Northern Ireland who was murdered in Australia may have been drugged before she was stabbed to death.

Comrie Cullen (39) from Bangor was discovered slumped in a remote car park at an angling club on the outskirts of Sydney, just a few miles from her home.

The mother-of-three's estranged husband Christopher Cullen was later found by police walking in a nearby swamp with self-inflicted wounds to his arms and chest.

Police in Sydney suspect that Mrs Cullen was drugged before her murder last Wednesday. The theory emerged after no signs of struggle were found on the body of the 39-year-old woman.

The pair split last October after a 15-year-marriage. Mrs Cullen's family are understood to be travelling from Bangor to Sydney to take care of the couple's three children aged five, seven and 11.

Mrs Cullen had been granted a restraining order by the courts against her husband.

Police revealed that there had been some domestic incidents reported to officers after Comrie Cullen (nee Waters) and her husband Christopher separated.

Mr Cullen (50), who is originally from Liverpool, remains under police guard as he recovers in hospital from his wounds.

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