County Meath man charged with 1974 murder

A 51 year old man has been charged with the murder of a soldier 27 years ago following a landmine explosion in Country Tyrone.

Joseph Jordan from County Meath appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday 30 July, accused of the killing of part-time UDR corporal Robert Moffatt, which occurred on 3 March 1974 when the Land Rover he and three other colleagues were travelling in was involved in a landmine blast at Kilcullan, near Cookstown.

Detective Inspector Gary McClure told the court that the charge against Mr Jordan was levelled mainly on the basis of fingerprint evidence. Cross-examining, defence solicitor Oisin Toner asked Mr McClure if the accused had been a frequent visitor to the province since the event. The officer said that Mr Jordan had not, and that it was only two days ago that the defendant had come to the notice of police since the time of Mr Moffatt’s death.

Mr Jordan has been remanded in custody and will appear at Cookstown Magistrates Court on August 24. (CL)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

13 March 2018
Man Charged With Four Counts Of Attempted Murder
A man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder and a number of other offences. Three men and a woman were attacked at a house in the Queens Park area of Saintfield at around 3.40am on Sunday, 11 March. The woman sustained serious injuries and is receiving hospital treatment.
24 May 2018
Man Appears In Court Charged With Firearms Offences
A 49-year-old man has appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court charged in relation with a number of firearm offences. On Wednesday, Detectives from the PSNI's Criminal Investigation Branch, discovered a number of firearms during the search of a property in the Springfield Road area of west Belfast.
13 February 2019
Two Men Charged After Double Stabbing In Coleraine
Two men have been charged in relation to a stabbing incident last month in County L'Derry. The suspects, aged 18 and 22, are accused of withholding information and obstruction. Two women, both aged 22, were attacked while walking close to Beresford Avenue in Coleraine at around 11.25pm on Sunday 13 January.
07 March 2018
Two Men Charged With Murder Of Karol Kelly
Two men have been charged with the murder of Karol Kelly in Co L'Derry. Mr Kelly, aged 35, was stabbed to death during a fight between a group of men in the Grafton Street area at around 2.40am on Sunday, 04 March. Two men, aged 19 and 20, have been charged with murder. They are to appear before Londonderrry Magistrates Court today, 07 March.
10 May 2019
Man Due In Court Charged With Ian Ogle's Murder
A man has been charged with the murder of Ian Ogle in east Belfast last January and is due in court today, Friday 10 May. Mr Ogle, 45, died after being stabbed 11 times near his home in Cluan Place on Sunday 27 January.