Police release CCTV of 'extremely dangerous' fugitive linked to three murders

A triple murder suspect has this morning been arrested in a Staffordshire village following a six day manhunt.

Officers on patrol discovered Anthony Russell in a red Ford C-Max - stolen in a car-jacking in Leamington Spa on Wednesday afternoon - in a country lane in Rolleston-on-Dove at around 4am.

He has been arrested on suspicion of murder and robbery.

West Midlands Police launched a manhunt for Russell after the bodies of a mother and her son were found dead in flats in Coventry.

Julie Williams, 58, was found murdered just before 11pm on Sunday after concerns were raised about her welfare.

Her 32-year-old son David was reported missing the day before and was found dead at around 11.30pm on Tuesday.   

Two days later, police discovered the body of a missing woman on Newbold Comyn - a country park near Leamington Spa, 11 miles from the scene of the first two deaths.

She has now been formally identified as 31-year-old Nichola McGregor, from Leamington.

Police have now arrested Anthony Russell

The body of David Williams, 32, was discovered 24 hours after his mother Julie Williams was found dead in her flat in Coventry

Police have arrested Anthony Russell (pictured left), 38, who they said was 'considered dangerous'. It comes as the body of David Williams (pictured right), 32, was discovered 24 hours after his mother Julie Williams was found dead in her flat in Coventry

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Payne said today: 'The deaths of three people in the Midlands region this week have been shocking and devastating for the families involved.

'Our thoughts remain with them as they come to terms with the tragic circumstances of their deaths.

'We are grateful to everyone who has assisted with our appeals for information, but although we have a suspect in custody, our investigation must now establish exactly what has happened.'  

The 'extremely dangerous' suspect had last been caught on camera three days ago in the posh town of Leamington Spa. 

Detectives had urged anyone who knows of the whereabouts to dial 999 immediately.

Assistant Chief Constable Jayne Meir said earlier: 'We have been searching for Anthony since the weekend after he was linked to a double murder in Coventry.

Pictured: Julie Williams, 58, was found dead at her flat in Emily Smith House, Riley Square, Coventry on Sunday night

Pictured: Julie Williams, 58, was found dead at her flat in Emily Smith

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