Man charged with murder of man found in copper mine

06/02/2014

The CPS has today authorised Devon and Cornwall police to charge Kevin Cooper, 33, from Falmouth, with the murder of David Alderson.

CPS Crown Advocate, Julian Herbert said: "Having carefully considered the evidence shown to me by Devon and Cornwall police I have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Kevin Cooper with the murder of David Alderson between 16 and 19 January 2014.

"Now Kevin Cooper has been charged, nothing must be reported that would prevent him receiving a fair trial in due course."

David Alderson's body was found in a disused copper mine, Wheal Maid, near Carharrack in Cornwall, on 18 January.