Belfast Telegraph

New theory over OAP’s knife murder

A pensioner may have been the victim of a random stabbing after his killer had a row with a friend or relative, police said last night.

Norman Moffatt (73) was walking home after buying a paper in a local shop in Coleraine, Co Londonderry, when he was attacked.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Crawford said: “It is possible that the killer had a row with a friend or family member in a domestic setting, then left the house and attacked the first person with whom he came into contact.”

Mr Moffatt was knifed by a man in the area between Railway Road and Circular Road at around 7am on January 26, 2001 and was taken to hospital but died almost two months later on March 19.

Police are revisiting the case and have renewed their appeal for information.

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