Northern Ireland

Former police officer 'one of Leslie White murder accused'

Leslie White
Image caption Leslie White was reported missing last year

A former police officer is understood to be one of two men charged with the murder of a pensioner who disappeared a year ago.

Both suspects were due before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Thursday in connection with the alleged killing of Leslie White.

However, a decision was made to move their appearance back to next week.

It is understood one of the accused served as a part-time reservist in the PSNI.

He is believed to have left the force a number of years ago.

Mr White, a 69-year-old County Armagh man, was last seen in Lurgan on 6 November 2010.

His disappearance was initially treated as a missing persons' inquiry.

Although no body has been found, detectives now believe they have enough evidence to bring murder charges in the case.

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