A murder suspect wanted in connection with three deaths – including a mother and son – has been arrested, West Midlands Police have announced.
Police searching for suspected killer Anthony Russell made an arrest in Staffordshire village this morning.
A manhunt has been underway for 38-year-old since the bodies of Julia Williams and her son David were found in separate flats in Coventry earlier this week.
The body of 31-year-old Nichola McGregory from Leamington Spa, was found yesterday in woodland in Newbold Comyn in Warwickshire, and has been linked to the other two murders.
Officers on patrol discovered the suspect in a red Ford C-Max car, stolen in a car-jacking, in a country lane in the village of Rolleston-on-Dove around at 4:00 am. He was arrested on suspicion of murder and robbery in relation to the car.
Police are expected to begin questioning Russell later today.
Assistant chief constable Mark Payne said: “The deaths of three people in the Midlands region this week have been shocking and devastating for the families involved. Our thoughts remain with them as they come to terms with the tragic circumstances of their deaths.
“We are grateful to everyone who has assisted with our appeals for information, but although we have a suspect in custody, our investigation must now establish exactly what has happened.”
West Midlands Police are continuing to appeal to the public for any information that might assist in their investigation. They can be contacted via Live chat at west-midlands.police.uk, called on 101 anytime, or you can reach out to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.