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Woman stabbed to death in Co Antrim named locally

A man in his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of murder

Alyson Nelson

Jamie McDowell

A woman who was stabbed to death in the seaside village of Whitehead in Co Antrim has been named locally as Alyson Nelson (64).

It is understood the former nurse was attacked in her home yesterday afternoon.

A man in his 60s has been arrest on suspicion of murder, and it is understood he knows the victim.

Detective Inspector Foreman said: “We received a report at around 6.10 pm that a woman had been stabbed at a property in the Victoria Avenue area of Whitehead.

“Officers attended, along with emergency service colleagues.

“Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene. A man in his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

“I would again appeal to anyone with information about this incident to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1502 of 16/04/22.”

A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

"Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous."

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