Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Woman charged over burglary death

Bertie Acheson, pictured with his wife Sheila, died after confronting an intruder at his home in Coleraine
Bertie Acheson, pictured with his wife Sheila, died after confronting an intruder at his home in Coleraine

A woman has been charged with the manslaughter of a 72-year-old man.

Bertie Acheson died after he confronted a burglar at his home in Coleraine, Co Derry, in April.

Police said the 23-year-old suspect was detained in the Antrim area.

She will appear at Ballymena Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

It is the second arrest by police in connection with the inquiry.

A man, also from the Antrim area, has previously been interviewed, but was released without charge.

Mr Acheson suffered a heart attack during the confrontation.

Detectives believe it was brought on by stress.

The charity Crimestoppers has offered a £10,000 reward for information which will lead to the arrest and conviction of the offenders.

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