Newbury: Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Cornwall Murder

4 February 2014, 11:26 | Updated: 4 February 2014, 11:30

A man has been arrested in Newbury on suspicion of murdering an elderly man in Cornwall.

The body of David Alderson, 72, from Falmouth, was found on Saturday 18 January 2014 within the grounds of the mine works at Wheal Maid near Carharrack, in Cornwall.

Following enquiries in the Devon and Cornwall and Thames Valley policing areas, a 33-year-old man from Redruth, who was sought in connection with the incident, was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday 4 February.

He was arrested in the Newbury area by officers from Thames Valley Police and will be taken to Camborne police station.

Detective Superintendent Paul Burgan, of Devon and Cornwall Police's Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “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.”