Man remanded in custody over Carharrack mine death

A man charged with murdering a cyclist whose body was found in a disused copper mine has appeared before Truro magistrates.

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Man remanded in custody over cyclist murder

David Alderson's body was found in a disused copper mine near Carharrack last month Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A man charged with murdering a cyclist whose body was found in a disused copper mine has appeared before Truro magistrates.

The body of David Alderson, who was 72 and from Falmouth, was found on 18 January at Wheal Maid, near Carharrack.

Kevin Cooper who is from Redruth, was remanded in custody to appear at Truro Crown Court on the fourth of March. Mr Cooper was arrested in Newbury, Berkshire, by Thames Valley Police earlier this week.

Kevin Cooper from Redruth has been remanded in custody until next month Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Man arrested over Cornwall mine death

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of David Alderson at a disused mine in Cornwall.

The 33-year-old, from Redruth, was arrested in Newbury, Berkshire early this morning by officers from Thames Valley Police. He will be taken to Camborne police station later today.

The public response to our earlier press appeal has been excellent and we would like to thank them for their assistance.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with further information should call police on 101.

– Detective Superintendent Paul Burgan, Major Crime Investigation Team

The body of 72-year-old Mr Alderson, from Falmouth, was found within the grounds of the mine works at Wheal Maid near Carharrack on Saturday 18 January.

Initial enquiries suggested he may have suffered a cycling accident but the death is now being treated as suspicious.

Police had issued an appeal to find Kevin Cooper, from Redruth, in connection with Mr Alderson’s death.

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