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Man charged over 1992 murder of soldier in Derby

Michael Newman
Image caption Michael Newman was shot as he left an Army recruitment office

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of an Army sergeant in Derbyshire 18 years ago.

Sgt Michael Newman, 34, was shot in the head as he walked from an Army careers office to his car in Derby in April 1992.

On Wednesday, Declan Duffy, 36, previously of Hanover Street, Dublin, was remanded in custody by magistrates in Chesterfield.

Mr Duffy is expected to appear next at Nottingham Crown Court.

The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) was believed to be responsible for the killing.

In 2004 Joseph Magee was jailed for 25 years after pleading guilty to Sgt Newman's murder on the understanding that he would be released soon afterwards under the Good Friday Agreement.

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