Man charged with murder of woman in 2003

Police have charged a 38-year old man after re-opening the investigation into the murder of Joan Roddam in Delabole in 2003.

Man in court over Joan Roddam death

A man has appeared before magistrates in Bodmin this morning charged with the murder of 74 year Joan Roddam at her home in Cornwall in 2003.

38 year old Patrick Curran from Delabole spoke only to confirm his name and address.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Plymouth Crown Court tomorrow. Mrs Roddam was found in field behind her home. A post-mortem revealed she died from asphyxiation.

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Man arrested 10 years after 74 year old was killed

There's been a major development tonight in one of the longest running unsolved murders in the Westcountry.

Police have revealed they've arrested a man over the murder of 74-year-old Joan Roddam at her home near Delabole in north Cornwall more than ten years ago. Her body was found outside her home. A 38-year-old local man is now in custody. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.

Man arrested in 2003 murder enquiry

The body of 74-year-old Joan Roddam was found at the back of her home in Delabole in November 2003 Credit: Police

Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of an elderly woman in 2003. It follows a review by Cornwall’s Major Crime investigation Team.

The body of Joan Roddam, aged 74, was found at the rear of her home at West Downs, Delabole on Saturday 8 November 2003. She'd been asphyxiated.

A 38-year old local man was arrested this morning and is being held at Launceston Police Station on suspicion of murder.