Police have named the victims of a double murder in Belfast as Finbar McGrillen and Caron Smyth. A 33-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident in the Ravenhill area in the south east of the city remains in police custody.
South Belfast DUP MLA Jimmy Spratt is among local politicians to extend their condolences to Finbar McGrillen and Caron Smyth, who were named as victims of a double murder in Belfast.
"The local community is in shock and the news of these deaths so close to Christmas is devastating for the victims' families and my thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time," Mr Spratt said.
"If anyone has any information I would urge them to contact the PSNI immediately."
Police investigating a double murder in Belfast have arrested a man. The 33-year-old was detained shortly after detectives revealed the deceased - a middle-aged man and woman - had been victims of a domestic incident.
Detective Chief Inspect Una Jennings said: "We believe that the perpetrator of this crime may well have been in a relationship with one or other of the victims."