Man arrested after woman (64) fatally stabbed in Co Antrim

Suespect held by PSNI on suspicion of murder after incident in Whitehead on Saturday

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was fatally stabbed in Co Antrim.

Detectives began a murder investigation following the incident in Whitehead on Saturday evening. Emergency services were called to a property in the Victoria Avenue area at around 6.10pm.

Officers attended along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. The woman, who was named as Alyson Nelson (64), was pronounced dead at the scene.

The arrested man, who is in his 60s, remained in police custody on Sunday afternoon.


Det Insp Foreman of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said: “A man has been arrested and is currently in police custody. At this stage we are not looking for any other suspects.

“Our inquiries are at any early stage. However, I would appeal to anyone with information to contact us on 101.

“Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100 per cent anonymous.” – PA