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Man (42) charged with murder of east Belfast woman Alice Morrow

Alice Morrow was found dead in her east Belfast flat on Sunday.
Paul Ainsworth

A 42-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with the murder of Alice Morrow in east Belfast.

He will appear before the city’s magistrates court on Thursday.

The 53-year-old grandmother was found dead at her apartment in Whincroft Way on Sunday.
On Wednesday police appealed for information on her last known movements. At a press conference, detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team made a further appeal for information.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Montgomery said police believe Ms Morrow was killed some time between noon and 8pm on Sunday and asked anyone with information on her movements the previous night to contact them.

“I know that at 8.45pm on Saturday March 9 Alice travelled from the direction of the Bevloir area to Ballyduff where she visited friends. She drove her car in both directions, a Silver Peugeot 106, registration FCZ 1913,” he said.

“She was last seen on CCTV at 2.52am at Brackenvale Eurospar on Saintfield Road where she purchased a number of items and then headed in the direction of Belfast.”

DCI Montgomery urged anyone who saw Ms Morrow in her car on Saturday to get in touch, along with anyone who saw her entering or leaving her home on Sunday, or walking her two Jack Russells.

He also urged anyone who heard an altercation in her home on Sunday to contact police on the non-emergency 101 number.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information, no matter how insignificant they think it is, to contact us. Your information could be key in bringing Alice’s murderer to justice,” he said.

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