girl has been arrested on suspicion of administering a noxious substance as police probe potential hyperlinks between the deaths of three individuals over three months in the identical space of Teesside.
The investigation surrounds the deaths of Kevin Conway, 41, Stephanie Alderson, 35, and Kathleen Broomfield, 43 in South Bank, close to Middlesbrough, between July and September of this yr, Cleveland Police mentioned.
A 43-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of administering a noxious substance in connection to the three deaths.
Whereas two males, each aged 47, and a 39-year-old girl have been arrested on suspicion of administering a noxious substance in relation to the demise of Kathleen Broomfield.
All 4 stay on bail while enquiries are ongoing, police mentioned in an announcement.
Mr Conway’s physique was discovered at an tackle on Ajax Approach on July 15.
His sister Claire mentioned: “Kevin was a much-loved son, father, brother and good friend to everybody who knew him. Phrases can’t describe the devastation of his sudden passing.”
The physique of Ms Alderson was then discovered at a property on Ajax Approach on Monday.
Her mom, Glennis, mentioned: “Stephanie was a much-loved daughter who will probably be tremendously missed.”
Whereas on Tuesday, police have been referred to as to a report of the sudden demise of Ms Broomfield at a property on South Courtroom in South Financial institution.
Her brother Paul mentioned: “There are not any goodbyes for us. Wherever you’re, you can be eternally in our hearts.”