Woman holidaymaker, 37, stabbed to death in Northern Ireland tourist hotspot

Police have confirmed they are not looking for anyone else over the death of the woman

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A man, 53, has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death a woman who was staying at a holiday site in Limavady, Northern Ireland.

The victim, 37, was attacked at the outdoor accommodation site on Seacoast Road, on Monday evening at around 8.20pm, said police.

Both were holidaymakers and police are not looking for anyone else over the incident, it has been confirmed.

The stabbing has caused shock for the local community said SDLP East Londonderry assembly member Cara Hunter.

She told BBC’s Good Morning Ulster: “This is a really quiet community and this has sent shockwaves throughout it, it is just heart-breaking.”

The stabbing took place on Monday evening in Limavady at an outdoor accommodation site

She added: “"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.”

DUP councillor Aaron Callan tweeted: “Very sad and shocking news tonight. My thoughts and prayers go to the woman’s family and friend tonight. If anyone has information relating to this murder please contact the PSNI on 101.”

While Sinn Fein’s East Derry MLA Caoimhe Archibald said: “Really awful and shocking news, my condolences to the woman’s family and friends at this terrible time."

The area has been described as quiet and rural with local people shocked at what has happened

Det Chief Insp John Caldwell said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We received a report, just after 8.20pm, that a woman had been stabbed at an outdoor accommodation site on Seacoast Road," he said.

“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."

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