Sunday 20 April 2014

Woman charged over burglary death

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.

Press Association

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