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The accused is to to appear in court on Monday

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Brian Coulter. Picture Colm O'Reilly.

Brian Coulter. Picture Colm O'Reilly.

Brian Coulter. Picture Colm O'Reilly.

A man has been charged with the murder of former RUC officer Brian Coulter in Magherafelt on Monday.

Police arrested a man last Monday, shortly after the 62-year-old’s body was discovered in his flat in the Sandy Braes area of the Co Derry town.

Just after 2pm yesterday a police spokesperson said: “Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team, investigating the murder of 62-year-old Brian Coulter in the Sandy Braes area of Magherafelt on 18th October, have charged a 27-year-old man with murder.

“He is expected to appear before Londonderry Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 25th October.”

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