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Police get more time to quiz man

Detectives investigating the deaths of three women in Co Down have been granted an extension to question a man.

Officers from the PSNI's serious crime branch have been given an additional 36 hours to quiz stone mason Leslie Ross.

The 66-year-old was arrested yesterday morning and is being held at Antrim PSNI station as part of a probe into the deaths of Michelle Bickerstaff, 47, Margaret Weise, 50, and Lily McKee, 52 in Dromore.

All three women died over the past 11 years.

A spokesman for the PSNI renewed their appeal for information.

He said: "Detectives are keen to speak with anyone who may have any information which could assist and continue to urge members of the community in Dromore to contact them."

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