‘An unconscious man was located in the property. Despite the provision of first aid, the man was pronounced dead.
‘On searching the property, another deceased woman was located. While we have launched a murder investigation, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with these incidents which we believe are connected.’
No other details were immediately available.
Detectives investigating the double murder say they are linked and they are not looking for anyone else in connection to the deaths. Pictured: Police at the scene on Friday
Sinn Fein MP John Finucane said the community is in shock following the double murder.
The north Belfast MP said: ‘My first thoughts are with the family and friends of the women who were brutally killed last night.
‘It’s important to bear in mind that at the heart of this tragedy are grieving families.
‘The local community are absolutely shocked and stunned by these killings.
‘These brutal killings highlight once again the need to oppose all violence against women and the need for a Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy in the north.’
SDLP councillor for Glengormley Noreen McClelland tweeted: ‘Such dreadful news from Newtownabbey this morning. Totally shocked and distressed to hear. Thoughts with the families.’
The scene at Glenville Road, Newtownabbey. A narrow road is cordoned off with police tape blocking the path
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