Northern Ireland

Newtownards mother's death is treated as 'suspicious'

Joanne Thompson Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption Joanne Thompson's body was found at her home by a relative

The death of a woman whose body was found in her home in County Down is being treated as suspicious.

Mother-of-four Joanne Thompson, 33, was found at her Old Mill Court home in Newtownards on Wednesday by a relative.

Image caption Police cordoned off Ms Thompson's home at Old Mill Court in Newtownards

Police want to hear from witnesses to any disturbance at a bonfire at Dakota Avenue in the town on Monday.

They also want to hear from anyone who noticed activity around Ms Thompson's home on Tuesday night and the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Image caption Police have appealed for anyone with information on Ms Thompson's death to contact them