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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.

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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.

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