Murder suspect wanted…

Murder suspect wanted after bodies of mum, son and woman found arrested in village

Anthony Russell was arrested in a Staffordshire village on Friday morning after the bodies of Julia and David Williams were discovered in Bell Green, Coventry.

A murder suspect wanted in connection with three deaths has been arrested, West Midlands Police said.

Anthony Russell was arrested in a Staffordshire village on Friday morning.

The 38-year-old was wanted in connection with the deaths of Julie Williams, 58, and her son David Williams, 32, in Coventry.

Officers also linked the suspect with the death of a missing woman from Warwickshire after a body was found on Newbold Comyn near Leamington at around midday on Thursday.

Police say the exact circumstances around the death of the woman in Warwickshire are also still to be established.

In a statement this morning, police said: “A manhunt has been underway for 38-year-old Anthony Russell since the bodies of Julia Williams and her son David were found in separate flats in Coventry earlier this week.

“A woman’s body, found yesterday in woodland in Newbold Comyn near Leamington, has also been linked to the other two murders. She has now been formally identified as 31-year-old Nichola McGregor from Leamington.

“Officers on patrol discovered the suspect in a red Ford C-Max car, stolen in a car-jacking in Leamington on Wednesday afternoon, in a country lane in the village of Rolleston-on-Dove around 4am.

“He has been arrested on suspicion of murder and robbery in relation to the car. He will be questioned later today.”

On October 26, David Williams, 32, was found at a flat in Coventry at around 11.30pm.

He had last been seen six days before and had been reported missing on 24 October.

His mother, Julie Williams, 58, was found at her flat nearby at just before 11pm on Sunday, 25 October, after concerns were raised for her welfare. The causes of their deaths are yet to be established, and post-mortems are due to take place in due course.

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