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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.
Police have charged a man with the murder of an elderly woman killed more than ten years ago.
The body of 74 year old Joan Roddam was found at her home in Delabole in 2003. 38 year old Patrick Curran was arrested this morning and will appear charged with her murder at Bodmin Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
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.
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.