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Anthony Russell charged with murder over two deaths in Coventry and one in Leamington

Tristan Harris 31st Oct, 2020 Updated: 31st Oct, 2020

THE MAN arrested on suspicion of causing two deaths in Coventry and one near Leamington has been charged with all three murders.

Anthony Russell, 38, of Riley Square, Coventry, is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court via video link tomorrow (Sunday) over the murders of Julie Williams and her son David – both of separate addresses in Riley Square, Coventry, and Nicole McGregor from Leamington.

The bodies of Julie and David were discovered in their respective Coventry homes earlier this week and on Thursday the body of 31-year-old Nicole was discovered in woodland in Newbold Comyn.

A post mortem for Julie, David and Nicole proved inconclusive and further tests will be carried out to understand the exact cause of their deaths.

The family of Nicole said in a statement: “We wish to thank people for their well wishes, Nicole will be greatly missed.

“We request to be left alone to grieve at this difficult time.”

Det Insp Jim Mahon who is leading the investigation, said: “Our thoughts remain with the families of Julie, David and Nicole as they come to terms with the tragic circumstances of their deaths.

“We want to thank everyone for their assistance with our appeals for information this week, we really appreciate it.

“Our investigation continues and I would urge anyone with information who have not yet spoken to us, to get in touch.”

Anyone who has any information about the killings or the car jacking is urged to contact West Midlands Police via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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