Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Suspect charged with the 2001 murder of pensioner Norman Moffatt

Murdered: Norman Moffatt (73)

A 42-year-old man arrested in England over the stabbing of a pensioner in Northern Ireland has been charged with murder.

Norman Moffatt (73) was attacked as he walked home after buying his morning newspaper in Coleraine, Co Londonderry, in January 2001.

Last year police made a fresh appeal for information on the murder.

They said the elderly man might have been the victim of a random attack.

Detectives from the PSNI, working with officers from Greater Manchester Police, arrested the man on Monday on suspicion of murder.

The man was detained in the Stockport area and taken back to Antrim for questioning.

Police said last night he had now been charged over the attack. He will appear at Ballymena Magistrates Court in Co Antrim today.

Police investigating the killing in 2001 said Mr Moffatt was stabbed between Railway Road and Circular Road in Coleraine at around 7am.

He was taken to hospital but died almost two months later.

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