Police have charged a man with the murders of a mother and son in Coventry and a woman in Leamington Spa.

Anthony Russell, 38, of Riley Square, Coventry, is accused of murdering Julie Williams and her son David in Coventry and Nicole McGregor in Leamington.

"Drug user" Anthony Russell is wanted on suspicion of three murdersWMP
Anthony Russell has been arrested and charged with three murders

The bodies of Julie and David were discovered in separate flats in Coventry earlier this week and on Thursday (29 October) the body of 31-year-old Nicole was discovered in woodland in Newbold Comyn.

Russell is also accused of a car-jacking and a section 18 wounding that took place in Leamington on Wednesday afternoon and will appear via video link at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 2 November.

A post mortem for Julie, David and Nicole proved inconclusive and further tests will be carried out to understand the exact cause of their deaths, say West Midlands Police.

Julie Williams, 58, was found dead at her flat at Emily Smith House, Riley Square in Coventry, on Sunday 25 OctoberWMP
Julie Williams, 58, was found dead at her flat at Emily Smith House, Riley Square in Coventry, on Sunday 25 October
David Williams, 32, was found at a flat in Riley Square, Coventry on 26 OctoberWMP
David Williams, 32, was found dead at a flat in Riley Square, Coventry on 26 October

In a statement, the family of Nicole mcGregor said: “We wish to thank people for their well wishes, Nicole will be greatly missed. We request to be left alone to grieve at this difficult time.”

Detective Inspector Jim Mahon who is leading the investigation, added: “Our thoughts remain with the families of Julie, David and Nicole as they come to terms with the tragic circumstances of their deaths.

“We want to thank everyone for their assistance with our appeals for information this week, we really appreciate it.

“Our investigation continues and I would urge anyone with information who have not yet spoken to us, to get in touch.” 111.

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