Video: Rural community stunned after holidaymaker stabbed to death
A 53-year-old man has been arrested following the murder of a woman in Limavady.
Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the murder of the 37-year-old woman, who was stabbed to death at an "outdoor accomodation site" in the Sea Coast Road area on Monday night.
A man in his 50s was also injured in the stabbing, which was reported to police at around 8.20pm.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.
The SDLP’s Cara Hunter told the BBC’s Good Morning Ulster that residents in the area were “shocked and saddened”.
"It is a typically very quiet area, good people, great community. Something like this is very, very shocking,” she said.
"The Seacoast Road it can be quiet, rural, with some holiday homes there. It is very quiet. Residents in the area I have spoken to are just completely shocked and saddened. This is really out of character for the area.”
Forensic detectives are gathering evidence at Swanns Bridge Glamping site near Limavady where a 37-year-old woman was stabbed to death.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) July 13, 2021
A 53-year-old man has been arrested. pic.twitter.com/GWfxPQhZDa
Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: “We received a report, just after 8.20pm, that a woman had been stabbed at an outdoor accommodation site on Seacoast Road.
“Officers attended, along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service but, sadly, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She was 37-years-old.
“A man, aged 53 years old, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of her murder, and he remains in custody this morning.
“While our enquires are at an early stage, I can confirm that both the victim, and the man who was arrested were holidaymakers, and that we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this tragic death."
East Derry DUP MP Gregory Campbell: “It is a very, very popular scenic tourist site. It is the main road between the north-west and the Causeway coastal road. Many, many tourists use this, and people on day trips.
“It appears that there has been a tragedy where one person has lost their life. Our thoughts would be with the family.
“I understand they were visitors to the area. At this stage the police are still trying to make contact with family members. Everyone will be grieving with the deceased.”