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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